Good morning everyone. Feeling much better today except for a bit of a plugged up ear and some (minor) residual dizziness. Since this is a coffee share (hosted by Diane from Part Time Monster), I’ve been sitting here enjoying my first cup of coffee of the morning. In a short bit, I’ll be making my second cup and doing my morning coffee chat & knifty knitting on periscope. I can be found by searching Pioneergirl08 and will show up with the name “Tena”. I urge you, after your done reading my blogpost, of course, to go check out what others are sharing. I’ve put a list of a few blog posts from other coffee sharers down below.
Got over what seemed to be a cold. I suspect it was a cold, anyway, because my husband had what appeared to be a cold and my son also had a bit of congestion – though his wasn’t as bad and didn’t last as long (ahhh to be young). I still have a bit of a runny nose but that always seems to happen to me whenever seasons start changing (every since I was young) and, lately, it seems it also happens following a cold. Usually I have a fair amount of throat clearing and coughing going on around now.
Besides the residual sniffles, my ear feels pretty plugged up. Actually it’s been feeling plugged up a lot lately but the past couple of days it’s been worse and combined with some dizziness. I did go to the Urgency Care center back on Thursday to get my ears checked out to make sure I didn’t have an ear infection or impacted wax. The last time I was feeling dizzy like this, I went to get my ears checked as the kind dizziness I was experiencing is often a sign that I have an ear infection going on (I’ll get more to that in a second). As it turns out, the last time, there was no infection but I did have compacted wax in my ear. This time, there was no impaction and really no sign of an ear infection but the doctor did note (as I understand) a bit of congestion and swelling. I left with a prescription for prenisone (for swelling) and a recommendation to use an OTC decongestant. He also recommended meclizine for the dizziness (which I had a bit left over from an previous experience with dizziness.
Okay, so I said I would explain the whole dizziness and ear infection comment earlier. You see, because I have a hole in my right eardrum (purposely placed by my ENT years ago) I don’t have the usual build up of pressure that causes the pain associated with an ear infection. I will at times get a feeling of fullness or an excessively plugged ear feeling but not the pain. Why the dizziness, I am not altogether certain. That was something I never did ask my old ENT about (or if I have, I have since forgotten the answer) and I have to seriously doubt if he would still be practicing or even still alive after all these years. He was one of the best doctors I had, but that is a whole other
Here’s a few Coffee Share posts I came across:
- If We Were having Coffee: January 30, 2016 by Nerd in the Brain
- Weekendcoffeeshare – What happened to January by Holly Kerr
- If we were having coffee: cameras and mollasses by K. Renae P.
- If We Were Having Coffee/Tea January 30 by Idaho Blue Bird 50
- Iced Coffee Please by Beyond theFlow
Now on to my coffeeshares for a couple others blogs I have: