Tuesday, 26 July 2011


I decided this morning to “do the right thing”: -  that is to see a Physician with regard to my hearing loss.

My Primary Care Physician is Dr. Kristen Paulus.  She is “the tops”.  But she is always so busy.

So I took myself to Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s “Urgent Care” facility on nearby University Boulevard.

I had suspected that my hearing loss was due to a build up of ear wax. My suspicions proved to be accurate.

The Physician at this urgent care clinic examined my ears.  Then a good L.P.N. (Licensed Practical Nurse) went to work.  She rinsed both ear canals with a mixture of warm water and hydrogen peroxide.

I was in and out of the clinic in the space of 50 minutes.  I entered worrying about my hearing loss.  I left much relieved, and able to hear better than at any time during the past two months.

My guess is that this ear wax problem had been building up over a matter of weeks, if not months.  My hearing had been diminished “little by little”, so much so that I’d hardly noticed the diminishment until about 12 days ago.

Now I can even hear the ticking of my clocks and my watch. And I can hear my dog’s pants as we walk out in these very hot days.

“Phew” -  I can hear again.

“Wow” – the Urgent Care Clinic staff were so efficient.

“Oh no” – I will get some bills in a month or two!

1 comment:

  1. I was going to say how glad I was to hear your good news, but I guess you are more glad to "hear" than any of us