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!