Daily Archives: 2004-03-20

Bloody ear

I started this story from the emergency room, using the hospital’s wireless network and my handheld computer(a Sharp Zaurus).

I had woken up in the middle of the night, with a strange feeling in my ear, and when I touched it, my finger became wet.

That’s strange, I thought. So I go look in the mirror, and I had all sorts of blood running out of my ear. Quite unexpectedly, mind you. I’ve never had an experience like this before.

I cleaned up as much as I could and went to research this on the net to see how serious it was. Long-story-short, I went back to bed, and went to the hospital in the morning. At the hospital, they decided that I had not ruptured my eardrum, but instead had some other site where I was bleeding. By the time the doctor looked at it, the bleeding had stopped, so he wrote me a Rx for anti-biotic ear drops and I went home.

Alas, I couldn’t actually write this story at the time, because my handheld computer doesn’t have a robust enough javascript engine to drive Epoz.