Can you hear me now?
I had my ears washed this morning. Last week at the doctor's office they looked in my ears and scolded me for using Q-tips. To be honest, I don't even use them that often, but every once in awhile it feels soooo good. Well apparently no one is ever meant to use Q-tips... EVER! So why do they sell them?
I asked the nurse if this little washing procedure would hurt and she said no. She was mostly right. Basically they use an ear size water pik to squirt water and peroxide in and eventually all the wax falls out. I told the nurse while she was water piking my ears that it made my eyes water and then she looked at me like I was crazy. I'm like yeah, definitely water, coming OUT of my eye! I think the force of the pik just made my eyes water, but nonetheless there were tears.
After repeatedly washing my ears she seems satisfied and then goes digging with some plastic white instrument. She comes up with this itty bitty teeny tiny bit of skin or wax or something. I can't even describe to you how small it was. After she scared me initially with the horror stories about these huge balls of wax falling out of people's ears I was glad to see that itty bitty bit.
About 20 minutes later she was done. I haven no idea how much money this adventure cost me. I may have to end up selling one of my kidneys. No one asked me for money, so I just left. It was a strange experience and I'm not sure I'd do it again. Not to mention the water in the ear feeling. When I was eating lunch and chewing my food I could hear this rebounding sound, like a rubber band being snapped continuously in my ear from all the residual water that must be left inside. Good times I tell you!