Help! I’m Deaf!

I left Chicago this morning where it was -4 degrees!



While I am basking in warm sunny Florida now a few days before CPC, I am quite bummed because I had to leave Sara and Luke behind due to them still being sick. It’s been over two weeks they’ve been fighting a flu bug and Sara’s has gotten worse! And even worse, we were going to celebrate Luke’s 2nd birthday at the Magic Kingdom tomorrow. Instead, I won’t even see my little guy on his birthday! (cue the violins) At least Luke doesn’t know what he’s missing out on. He just thinks he was supposed to hang out at Grandma and Grandpas for a few days.

And then to add to the weirdness of this trip, I’ve been completely deaf all day! I’m already deaf in my left ear, and as I landed this morning my only other functioning ear was completely blocked and has remained so all day. It has been quite fascinating walking around Downtown Disney unable to hear a thing, and interacting with people to order food, etc. is strange – I can barely hear my own voice and don’t know how loud I’m speaking. I hope I’ve not yelled at anyone.

I’ve tried everyone’s advice on how to up-pop my ear! I’ve done a headstand, plugged by nose and blew, taken a hot steamy bath, drank and swallowed with my nose plugged, and even poured hydrogen peroxide into my ear! Nothing works. I’m not in pain, I’m just stone cold deaf!

So if you have any suggestions, I’m desperate! This is your chance to get me to do anything you want, anything, to get my hearing back!

AND JUST FOR FUN… here is my review of this resort from two years ago:

A bumpy ride on the themed slide! 

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  1. As someone who has dealt with hearing problems and ear trouble all my life, I would suggest seeing a doctor if it doesn’t clear up soon. Just a thought.

    Oh…and have you tried patting your head, rubbing your belly and singing My Country Tis of Thee backwards while tap dancing? :)

  2. THAT DID IT! I’m cured!! THANK YOU!! (I hope no one was looking in my window!)

  3. I hope you taped it so you can post it here for all of us to enjoy….

  4. I would pay to see that! LOL!
    Will be praying for Sarah and Luke!
    Wish I was there!

  5. CIndy said to try something called an ear candle. She has never used one, but she used to have a neighbor that was into alternative medicine and swore by these things. She cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. She said to google it for more info.

    As your little sis I’m worried about your hearing. I am praying that you will have a speedy recovery. I know you will be ok, but I’m still a little worried. I’m also very sorry about the whole Lukey and Sara thing. I’m praying for their speedy recovery too. I was very bummed for you all.

    Thinking about you a lot.
    Love you,

    UDATE-I just googled an ear candle. Don’t do it. Possible things that could go wrong: Hair and skin burns and blockage of the ear canal from dripping wax. Sounds painful to me. Just thought I would let you know. Love you.

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