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« Reply #860 on: September 21, 2014, 10:46:35 AM »
Gentlemen, I've returned from the Isle of the Deaf (yes, it's the same place).  I've had ear infects before but nothing like this.  I admit it was frightening - tough to be John Wayne of the Ears.  Thought it was a cholesteatoma at first in one ear.  But thankfully not.  I learned lots - among which:  1.) Z-Pak  = Zero pack (for me, at least); 2.) my ENT told me that ears are - second only to the rectum - the most unclean part of the human body.  No, he wasn't referring to mine, but everyone's generally. (Blame Stockhausen, almost everyone does); 3.) Living w/o music is very hard and very sad  :( ; and 4.) I missed you guys - thanks  :-* for the sense of community here.

Welcome back, Zauber! Good to hear your enjoying music once again.
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« Reply #861 on: September 21, 2014, 10:49:38 AM »
Gentlemen, I've returned from the Isle of the Deaf (yes, it's the same place).  I've had ear infects before but nothing like this.  I admit it was frightening - tough to be John Wayne of the Ears.  Thought it was a cholesteatoma at first in one ear.  But thankfully not.  I learned lots - among which:  1.) Z-Pak  = Zero pack (for me, at least); 2.) my ENT told me that ears are - second only to the rectum - the most unclean part of the human body.  No, he wasn't referring to mine, but everyone's generally. (Blame Stockhausen, almost everyone does); 3.) Living w/o music is very hard and very sad  :( ; and 4.) I missed you guys - thanks  :-* for the sense of community here.

Ouch! I am not sure if I could handle not being able to listen to music. Glad things got resolved for you Zauberdrachen! Are you celebrating with a listening marathon?  :D

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« Reply #862 on: September 21, 2014, 11:02:10 AM »
Gentlemen, I've returned from the Isle of the Deaf (yes, it's the same place).  I've had ear infects before but nothing like this.  I admit it was frightening - tough to be John Wayne of the Ears.  Thought it was a cholesteatoma at first in one ear.  But thankfully not.  I learned lots - among which:  1.) Z-Pak  = Zero pack (for me, at least); 2.) my ENT told me that ears are - second only to the rectum - the most unclean part of the human body.  No, he wasn't referring to mine, but everyone's generally. (Blame Stockhausen, almost everyone does); 3.) Living w/o music is very hard and very sad  :( ; and 4.) I missed you guys - thanks  :-* for the sense of community here.

DUDE!  I can sympathize!

Since early August I have had an off-and-on tinnitus in the left ear, a low bass  (and LOUD) Bb !  Antibiotics chased it away for a while, but it returned!  Stronger antibiotics chased it away a second time, but it returned.  Finally, a ten-day regimen of Prednisone (a steroid) seems to have worked. 

Yes, one fears a permanent condition: some people have a debilitating tinnitus for years and years: very depressing!   My hearing in the left ear was considerably weakened by the volume of the tinnitus (pronounced tin'-ni-toos in Latin, incorrectly pronounced ti-NITE-iss by our unenlightened types).  I recall being in the hallway and not understanding much of anything spoken loudly by several people.

Right now, everything is great!

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #863 on: September 21, 2014, 11:34:54 AM »
Ouch! I am not sure if I could handle not being able to listen to music. Glad things got resolved for you Zauberdrachen! Are you celebrating with a listening marathon?  :D

Yes, thanks, it's been non-stop listening since I've improved.  Craved certain things :  Saint-Saëns' 3rd VC, Berlioz's Nuits among 'em and curiously an old Zombies song "Whenever You're Ready" (always liked their harmonies).  Have to go for a hearing test next week but think I'm ok. 
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #864 on: September 21, 2014, 11:49:36 AM »
DUDE!  I can sympathize!

Right now, everything is great!

We need more magic dragons here!   8)  So stay with us!

Thanks, Cato, sure hope it stays that way!!  Best to see a specialist - ENT - if it reappears; it pays to id the cause, if possible (sinus trouble, eardrum configuration, too forceful nose-blowing can force fluids up against it, etc) yes, I hit the books!  Hearing's too precious a gift to take for granted.  Don't forget ear protection when mowing, using the blender, power tools, and always good to take a decongestant before boarding planes if you've had in-flight agonies.  The latter have cost me more hearing than anything else.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #865 on: September 21, 2014, 11:51:01 AM »
Welcome back party!!

I can relate to your story about ears being the second-most unclean part of my body. For the first 19 years of life, I (and my parents, initially) cleaned them the worst way you can, Q-Tips, which just pushes stuff back farther into the ear. There was eventually so much gunk that one night with a "whumf" noise my left ear became completely deaf. Hearing returned in it an hour or so later, but I went to the clinic and got a professional cleaning. It's one of those things nobody really thinks about.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #866 on: September 21, 2014, 12:43:38 PM »
Welcome back party!!

I can relate to your story about ears being the second-most unclean part of my body. For the first 19 years of life, I (and my parents, initially) cleaned them the worst way you can, Q-Tips, which just pushes stuff back farther into the ear. There was eventually so much gunk that one night with a "whumf" noise my left ear became completely deaf. Hearing returned in it an hour or so later, but I went to the clinic and got a professional cleaning. It's one of those things nobody really thinks about.

Hm, I wonder about the state of human ears during the middle ages.....

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« Reply #867 on: September 21, 2014, 04:52:18 PM »
Hm, I wonder about the state of human ears during the middle ages.....

What?
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« Reply #868 on: September 21, 2014, 05:05:13 PM »
What?

Brian got a professional cleaning. I wonder how people took care of these issues in the past...

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« Reply #869 on: September 21, 2014, 05:34:20 PM »
Brian got a professional cleaning. I wonder how people took care of these issues in the past...

Sorry, that was supposed to be funny!! 

Q-tips = bad, when used for jousting in the ear canal.  Ears are supposed to be self-cleaning, but people differ in their production of earwax which, though designed to be anti-bacterial, anti-insect and vital lubricant, can be the source of trouble in itself.
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« Reply #871 on: September 21, 2014, 06:44:06 PM »
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 :D  Larson also did a dog version of that cartoon.  In it 'Ginger' is being scolded by its master, but the dog at least hears its name :  "Ginger...blah,blah, blah, Ginger, blah, blah..."
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #872 on: September 22, 2014, 05:46:17 AM »
Welcome back to health Zauber !  :-*  I can empathize. I have always had a lower level of hearing from the right ear -esp. noticeable when switching the telephone from one ear to another. But never have I feared becoming really impaired. Must be quite frightening.  :o
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« Reply #873 on: September 22, 2014, 05:58:40 AM »
Welcome back to health Zauber !  :-*  I can empathize. I have always had a lower level of hearing from the right ear -esp. noticeable when switching the telephone from one ear to another. But never have I feared becoming really impaired. Must be quite frightening.  :o

Thanks, André - I admit to being scared.  Had 'em before but these hurt the worst and my first rounds of antibiotics did not touch 'em.  The time o' year for them was peculiar as well and a first.  We should prob. have an ear care thread on GMG. 
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« Reply #874 on: September 22, 2014, 06:03:57 AM »
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« Reply #875 on: September 22, 2014, 08:24:12 AM »
Good to have you back!

Thanks, Karl, happy to be!
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« Reply #876 on: September 22, 2014, 08:54:19 AM »
Thanks, Karl, happy to be!
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« Reply #877 on: September 22, 2014, 02:12:05 PM »
That's three lost lambs returned:Mad, Z, Mirror Image.

 >:D

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« Reply #878 on: September 22, 2014, 02:36:41 PM »
That's three lost lambs returned:Mad, Z, Mirror Image.

 >:D

That is a bunch of baaing!    ::)

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #879 on: September 22, 2014, 07:03:16 PM »
I just realized a member that I enjoyed talking with is missing and apparently has been missing for quite some time: Fafner.
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