Journal #7957

Posted 7 years ago2012-09-01 03:58:34 UTC
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
I had one messed up day yesterday. I went to this doctor, not sure what the name of is, basically she specialises in the Oral area, so mouth, nose, ears etc.
I went there because I had a sore throat problem, and she said, let's check your ears! So I was like ok!
She showed me that they were blocked with some little camera, I was like ew, and she told me she would clean them......I wouldn't say it was a mistake, but damn was it one of the worst experiences of my life.
For those daring to read; First they sticked some hose thing into each ear, flushin water into it, it felt so nasty... like a storm happening inside my ear. Next, she started sticking something pointy into my ear, it went quite far, when I thought that was far enough, she stuck it two times further. I was clenching myself in that chair like there was no tomorrow. I can't explain the feeling, I've been to the dentist many times, I've had my teeth drilled, pulled, I've had metal bracers. I thought that was bad, but that was nothing compared to this.
Only a bit later did I see what she stuck into my ear, It was some long needle like object, which wasn't straight either, it had constant curves, she might have spun it around a couple times too xD

Then whilst I was still dazed, she proceeded to telling me that the tools they just used weren't sterilized, so she would now have to sterilize my ears. My reaction - wut? She basically put cotton balls drenched in spirit into both ears, my face was burning for 30 minutes.
That was not very nice at all......

BUT! and some of you may be wondering... Did It work? Do I hear better now?

The short answer is YES!
The long answer is: I can actually hear about 25% better now, everything seems very loud for me, but I'm sure that will pass. The thing I am more thrilled about, is that I can now hear a lot more sounds! Sounds that I didn't even know existed.
Apparently my ears were so blocked that I couldn't hear sounds such as clothes rustling, small objects hitting the floor, water is a lot louder now too. I got onto the computer and started using the mouse and suddenly realised; the mouse makes clicking noises!
Lol haven't listened to music yet, should be interesting.
It's like my ears pick up more frequencies now, when when they were limited to a smaller amount before. quite cools.


Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 04:37:11 UTC Comment #55388
So when do you sue the doctor for using unsterilized tools on you?
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 04:47:40 UTC Comment #55384
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 04:48:43 UTC Comment #55381
If you couldn't hear your mouse's clicking, that's a lot more than a 25% increase. That's a hell of a difference.

Clean your damn ears, boy.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 05:12:02 UTC Comment #55390
Dude, not hearing the mouse clicking? What Luke said, that's a lot more than 25%, I'd say more like 100%. It will damp down a bit in a day or two, but it will still be a huge difference.

Welcome to a whole new world of auditory experiences.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 05:15:30 UTC Comment #55391
Don't tell me some people cant hear mouse clicking?

Also i was doing the same thing too 4 years ago, but it wasn't as nasty feeling lol.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 06:09:18 UTC Comment #55382
"she specialises in the Oral area"
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 06:51:40 UTC Comment #55385
lol man, it's hard to explain, I could hear the mouse click, but it was faint, undefined, I paid no attention to it. But when I used the mouse now for the first time, all of a sudden it was a lot more defined, It's like I hear it more clearly now, there's more sound to it than there was before.

When I say 25% increase, I meant in the sense that everything is 25% louder now, but hearing wise yeah I hear a lot more now, like I said, I hear sounds that I never even knew existed xD

Edit: Oh yeah, and my voice sounds different now, lol!
Edit2: To me I mean, as I was talking after the ear cleaning, I said a few words and was like, wait, is that what I sound like?
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 07:18:51 UTC Comment #55389
I had a similar experience last year when they sticked a long tube through my nose. It was a non-eclidean space feeling. Also very. nasty and it hurt.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 08:02:17 UTC Comment #55380
I've had my ears flushed before. The 'bowl' afterwards was... not a pretty sight.

I know that heightened sense of hearing, it's feels pretty amazing.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 08:57:12 UTC Comment #55386
Yeah Strider, the bowl :|
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-01 14:45:37 UTC Comment #55383
That type of doctor is called an otolaryngologist.
And I get what you mean about not liking the feeling of things in your ears. My girlfriend asked to clean my ears once. It turned out she was using a straightened paperclip and she wasn't exactly careful with it either.
Never again.
Also, you should have at least gotten a discount for her not using sterilised tools.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-02 06:08:28 UTC Comment #55387
I think that's pretty much the standard here, after all she did put vodka in my ear.

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