I tried warming the sock full of salt in the microwave. It helped to warm my ear and that felt good. After it cooled down I put it back in the microwave and went to fold some laundry and in less than 2 minutes the sock was sparking and smoking. I took it out right away and smoke POURED out of the knotted area. It was like a mini camp fire. Our microwave only works on 2 settings: Popcorn and Baked Potato, so I think that was part of the problem. And I may have left it in for too long.
Our house temp is 55 degrees today and until the ice melts I am stuck here. I have plenty to keep me busy and need to finish the cluster f*ck unpacking job I started a few days ago, only to repack again in another month. But everytime I move or turn my head I feel dizzy from this pain in the ass ear problem.
My right ear has been clogged up for 2 weeks and when I yawn or open my mouth really wide (minds out of the gutter please) it sends a piecing pain through my drum. I've been to the pharmacy and tried a couple things (nasal spray to open up the tubes from my sinuses to the ear and a decongestant.) Nothing works. Everyday I wake up and it's still clogged and it's so frustrating. Everything sounds distorted and Tom tells me I'm talking so loud. When I tap my head it makes a weird sound, like it's filled up with fluid. I'm going to get some sudafed today and see if that helps.
Just very "ear"itating.
(Stupid joke I know but that's what happens when you only hear out of one ear.)