Monday, August 20, 2007

Silly accident

I had an accident recently. It was a stupid accident and I didn't want anyone to know about it at first. I also didn't want to scare my family members, especially my parents who also read this blog. Later on I thought that it might serve as a warning for others.

On the night of the 11th (Saturday), I was blogging as usual. My left ear was feeling a bit itchy and so I took a cotton bud. I was cleaning my ear with my left hand and surfing the net at the same time. Then that's when it happened. I am not sure how but I accidentally pushed in the bud a bit too hard into my ear.

I felt a sharp pain and quickly pulled the bud out. It had a little bit of blood on it. I was really scared that I might have punctured my ear drum but I realised that I could still hear with my left ear. I said a silent prayer to God!

Suddenly I felt something warm running out of my ear and lightly touched it with a finger. It was red.

I panicked a bit and went up to my wife who was half asleep. I didn't want to scare her and told that I was OK and she went back to sleep. That night I slept with cotton wool plugged into my ear.

Next day, I found dried blood on the cotton but it seemed that there was no more bleeding. However, I found out that I couldn't hear properly. Probably due to the fact that there was a lot of dried blood inside my ear and I didn't want to poke around. I was also a bit dizzy when I walked around - a little disorientated. We went to Birmingham and had a nice time at Nana and Mozard's house and apart from the fact that I was half deaf - I almost forgot about it.

Again found blood was still coming out of my ear when I woke up in the morning the next day. I went for the job interview and I was really feeling horrible. I could hear from only one ear and felt nauseous.

I could only get an appointment with our GP on Tuesday morning. When he saw inside my ear, he gave me a shock by saying "Whoa! That's a lot of stuff in there." I thought doctors were supposed to be diplomatic and not scare their patients. He wrote me an antibiotic and asked me to come and see him again on Friday.

When I saw him last Friday, he told me that it looked OK but wants to see me in 2 weeks time again. I can hear OK but not as clearly as before. I am just hoping that I don't suffer from any long term problems.


Preyanka said...

sounds scary! glad you're okay:)

David Chen said...

It is good to hear you are ok after such scary incident! Try to clean your ear canal with cotton bud/ball after the shower will help clean better and easier as sometimes the harden crus stick on it and if you scratch it too hard and too sudden, it might cause bleeding! Oh, try not to multi-task while doing danger stunt, it isn't worth the time! Take good care, Adam!

narrowband said...

I'm glad you're okay. I'd have freaked out if it were me, too!

Crystal clear Waters said...

Hi,Better be careful with ears . It happened like that to me when I was in School .Actually was not cleaning it . I took loads of medicines n put creams as well . I could n't hear d teachers wat they were saying as My ears were stuffed with cottons n creams . I was afraid I won't b able to answer ger if she questions me on the lesson .

eches said...

That's scary. Hopefully it's getting better


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