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UPDATE: I just got hatemail for being sick. Are you fucking kidding me?
SUCKS TO BE YOU RIGHT?What do I do my ear hurts. Pussy boy

From Smith Fred

Heartless, cruel assholes. These are the fucking mutants we have to deal with on the right. This guy has been PM'ing me on Kos for a while, but he was banned recently.

unfuckingreal, what type of sick fuck attacks someone for getting sick?

All of a sudden my ear felt stuffed up bad, and then it started throbbing and hurting.

Now, I'm your average Big and Tough guy who usually doesn't recognize pain or feelings, you know, stupid macho shit guys do when we are used to sticking to idiotic stereotypes based on unrealistic social standards, but holy damn this hurt.

So I went looking online for home remedies for a stuffed up ear and Teh Google gave me a ton of advice, which, as a medical expert in the art of Flintstone Vitamins, I have no idea WTF to do with. After a while I found one remedy that came up repeatedly on several websites, which was to mix a few spoonfulls of peroxide and water together and then pour it into my ear and let it sit for 10 minutes or so until rinsing out. I tried that, and it relieved the swelling and the pain quite a bit. Feeling somewhat relieved, I let it go, and decide to address it if the ear was still an issue the next day.

And the next morning (which would be yesterday), when I woke up the ear was still clogged but it didn't hurt at all, it was just clogged and a little hard to hear out of, so I imagined that the problem was going away and will probably pass by tomorrow. Walk it off, son, you'll be fine.

Then my ear started ringing, well, not ringing, more like a very low, constant, high pitched frequency, like static. I took that and filed it under "Shit I don't know what to do with." and went to bed.

So you can imagine how I felt this morning when I woke up and the ringing was still there. This is now day 3. Plus, I am physically wiped out. I rarely get sick, maybe once every year or two, if that, and even then it is just a flu that passes in a day. I had one job where I only used 4 or 5 sick days over 4 years, so I'm not used to being sick, but today I knew I was sick. I woke up, ran a few errands that I could not put off, and then I came home and slept from 5 in the evening until just now, so I know there is something wrong because I don't sleep like that in the middle of the day.

And I have no health insurance.

Sorry, just don't have the $10,000 a year lying around being unused, unfortunately. I mean sure, I was going to get health insurance, but I'm too busy trying to keep up with the rent and this bad habit I have where I like to have meals on a daily basis. I know, who the hell do I think I am, right? Food and a roof over your head AND outrageously overpriced junk insurance, what do I think this is, the Ritz Carlton?

So here I am, sick, broke, no health insurance, ear stuffed up and the only thing I can hear out of it is a low, constant radio static kinda sound. What do I do? Go to the Emergency Room? Cause I gotta tell ya, they ain't getting paid. Any money I get in the next few days is going straight to rent that has to be paid at the end of the month and my unfortunate minimum one meal a day habit. I could try something else but I understand being homeless is bad for your health.

So what do I do, and why do I have this strange feeling that I spent something like a year and a half talking about this exact kind of thing happening to people?

Meh, I must be getting delirious.

Anyway, I was seriously hoping for some advice, because frankly it's been years since I have been to a doctor or a dentist or anything of that sort, because I haven't been sick in a very long time and didn't have the spare money for that kind of thing anyway, but now I need, among other things, to get this checked out by a Professional. So WTF do I do? I was thinking about waiting until about 2014 to get my ear checked, but short of that I was wondering what my options are.

Much obliged. I apologize if I don't keep up with the comments for long, I might go to sleep because I feel physically wiped out like I haven't felt in years, but if I do I will leave an update and check comments and hand out MoJo tomorrow morning.

Peace and love to all. Any virtual Chicken Soup for my Penniless Soul would be much appreciated.

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