Big Medical Words, or: Holy Bovine, What's Wrong With Me?

Well, bad news on the medical front, as I went to the doctor Wednesday and was diagnosed with bilateral Eustachian salpingitis, which has effected my balance and hearing a little. He gave me a shot of Kenalog--which was a butt load of fun--and started me on antibiotics, and has high hopes that I'll recover.

(Just to be clear, the doctor's name is not Wednesday--that's the day I saw him.)

It's related to my biannual sinusitis, which is itself worsened by rhinitis. I haven't gotten the sinusitis nearly as often since my sinus surgery, but when I do get it, I get it good. By which I mean bad. By which I mean last week was kind of awful.

You remember my sinus surgery, right? This is the dog taking care of me afterward. For some reason, at that moment I was having difficulty breathing.

If I don't make it, I'd like everyone to help support my widow by buying our books. A lot.
Always be closing, as the sales people say.

Anyway, happy Easter! And no, if you're thinking it, it's not an April Fool's Day joke: I really do have bilateral Eustachian salpingitis.

It means pressure on my eardrums.


  1. That pressure, of course, disturbs your balance. You are too young for all of that. Get well and a Blessed Easter to you and yours.

    1. Happy Easter to you! I'm doing okay--if a guy has to have an ongoing problem, there are way worse ones. After all, I've only had one kidney stone!

  2. I think I'd be suffering from pressure, too if I had a huge dog sitting on my chest.
    Get well soon.

    1. Jeez, do you think that might have something to do with it?

  3. I had something similar, but it was vertigo. My balance was out of whack for some time. It was an inner ear infection that required meds.