01. May 2009 · Comments Off on Sound Hurts · Categories: Hearing, My Virus Story, Ramble

I was just about to make myself a latté. This is a good sign, as it means my body is feeling a bit better. Yesterday I didn’t even crave one. Not one bit.

But then it hit me.

I might crave a latté, but I can’t make one!

Sound hurts. A lot. I was unloading the dishwasher and every time an object tapped another my ears hurt. When I put the dishes on the shelf my ears hurt. So what would the steamer do but kill me? Hmmm. Maybe I’ll try earplugs for now.

This virus is not fun. My dizziness is still here, but I’m going to see if I can get away with not taking the anti-nausea medication since it makes me so groggy and I want to be able to teach tomorrow. (But can I teach? Will the sound of oboe kill my ears?)

The ear issue is hard to describe. It feels as if my ears are plugged … the way they feel when I’m driving over “the hill” to get to UCSC. But while sound seems muffled, it also is harsher and louder. Yeah, I know, that doesn’t make sense! But there you go.

I’m not a good patient. I’m a very impatient patient. I just want to get this over with!

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