Yesterday morning I woke up feeling like I had dove to the bottom of a 12 foot pool. (I'm not very good at going deep underwater). My ear drums felt like they were in a vice. It was very painful.
I took a leftover Lortab from my nose surgery from a couple months back. That helped a little, but not much. I was hoping it would just go away, but it got worse. Last night I couldn't sleep more than a few hours. The pain was so intense. I tried taking a hot bath at 4am. I let my mind wander and I envisioned myself on the dock at Mike Orem's boat at Dover early in the morning before the sun came up. I began to say a prayer just before my swim expressing gratitude for all the events leading up to the big swim. I almost started crying right there in the bathtub.
I heard Isaac knocking on the bedroom door to come in. I let him sleep in my bed in my place. I got dressed and camped out at the clinic. I didn't have an appointment, but I wasn't going to leave until I was seen. I felt like my ear drums were about to rupture.
I saw Scott Beckstead and sure enough I had an ear infection in both ears. He said it's rare for adults have them. I think its because I have a cold and the new areas of my sinus' going up into my ears aren't used to the issues that come with having a cold. Anyhow, I am now on Amoxicillan and some numbing ear drops. Man I went from a 90% pain level down to a 5% so I'm a very happy camper right now.