OK, I know that’s not a common saying, but it’s pretty common in my house right now! That’s right, the ears have it. Or more precisely, my ears have something!
Unusually, I’ve been flying quite a bit recently, back and forth to the UK to do grandma duty, and to help out at Simple Click offices while Claire is on maternity leave. I used to fly long-haul all the time, to Vancouver and back once a month, but those heady days of airports and economy class long haul are far behind me – thank goodness!
But here I am again, flying back and forth once a month, on economy airlines, even if it’s only a short-haul trip. It is obviously taking its toll on me, with my much-drier-than-usual eyes, and now, my blocked up ear.
I first noticed ear problems after my urm…heady experience of a Ryanair flight. Not to be recommended, but cheap as chips, so hey, there I was. After I got home, it took my eyes several days to get back to normal – whatever do they do to that recycled air, and why?
Now it’s the turn of my ears. They have been prone to feeling clogged up for a couple of weeks, but since yesterday, the right one won’t clear at all. Will it clear by itself? Will I need to go to the doctor?
I wish I knew, but in the meantime, I’m trying Sudafed, warm olive oil, ibuprofen, anything that I think might help. I’m a bit dizzy and headachy, but as my husband so kindly pointed out, what’s so different about that?