A few months ago I blogged about having to go to Walgreen's because I had an ear infection. While I used to get them a lot as a child, as an adult this was a rarity. I rolled my eyes as the PA explained to me how to take a shower so I didn't get another one. Please, I know how to take a shower.
I, apparently, however, do not know how to sleep.
My allergies have been crazy this year. I don't usually have too many issues with them, but this spring was extra windy, everything bloomed. Ick.
When my ears started to bother me, I just assumed it was sinus pressure. But it didn't let up.
I put a little hydrogen peroxide in. That seemed to work a little.
But still-- they were a little achy. And stuffy.
Then 2 days ago I awakened to a soggy pillow.
I have been sleeping with my mouth open, due to my stuffy nose, for the past few weeks.
I also am quite the drooler.
Yes, you guessed it....
I have been drooling into my own ears.
I'm not exactly sure how to handle the issue either.
I can't use the dog's Elizabethan collar-- it might make it worse.
I could sleep with sponges in my ears, I suppose.
Or duct tape my mouth shut... my husband might appreciate that depending on how soon before bed I did that.
Maybe straws in my nose?!?!
This is worse than when I strained my thumb from sleeping funny. For 2 weeks, I had to wear a brace, couldn't write or use a mouse BECAUSE I SLEPT FUNNY. It exacerbated an old injury I have from PLAYING THE TROMBONE.
Now, I am drooling into my ear.
I'm sure you are probably laughing your butts off now. I just can't hear you.
Because I have drool in my ear.
Welcome to my world.