No, really, I do need to get my head examined, as in a CAT scan of my head, which I hope will be less painful than a cat scratch of my hand.
So why do I need to have CAT scan? Thank you for asking. Around a month ago I got a head cold and one of the byproducts of that cold was that my left ear got clogged up. But even though my head cold only lasted a week, I still, three weeks later, can barely hear out of that ear, and what little I can hear sounds muffled. It’s really annoying.
So I went to an ear, nose, and throat doctor. I figured the clogged ear was due to a residual fluid build up from my cold and the ENT doc would drain the fluid and I’d be all set.
Before I met with the doctor, the hearing tech ran an audiometry test and, no surprise, the hearing in my left ear was way worse than in my right, which is not that great to begin with. Ah, the joys of aging.
When I met with the doc, he examined my ear and said that he didn’t think my issue is due to fluid in my ear. He thinks my clogged ear sensation might have something to do with some other mechanical issue with my ear, but the only way to know for sure is to get the head scan.
And so, tomorrow I get the scan and on Friday I have an appointment to learn the results. Wish me luck. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s not an inoperable brain tumor.
Damn, I think I’ve been watching too many “Grey’s Anatomy” episodes.