How am I today? Well. Moody. Sullen. Contrary. And oh, I-don’t-know, a little damp around the inner ear. That’s how I am today.
I had my medical today for my dive course which starts MONDAY. (Excellent planning BTW Shannon… Well done.)
Apparently I may have fluid in my inner ear. Please. My inner ear is as dry as the Sahara desert. I should know, considering it is mine.
The doctor, who I’m going to call Dr Abrupt, then charged me $110 for the PRIVILEGE of being told that he wasn’t going to sign a piece of paper. One. Hundred. And. Ten. Dollars.
He has prescribed a course of antihistamines, and invited me to return in a couple of weeks.
I thought, briefly, about inviting him to take his $110 bill and shove it…
Logically I know that I could cause some pretty serious damage to my ears if I tried to subject them to the kinds of water pressure diving would involve. Emotionally though, I’m throwing a tantrum. A big one. Complete with toddler me screaming that logical me doesn’t love her, and she never lets her do anything cool.
Grr. AND when I tried to make Dr Abrupt tell me the antihistamines had a high chance of working, he moderated it to “they have a good chance of working.” And then he returned to fixing his hair in the giant mirror that hangs in his surgery.
Now I have to call Dive HQ and break the news. I hope they’ll let me postpone for a few weeks. (I also hope there wasn’t a non-refundable policy on that money… Because I so didn’t ask… Again well done Shannon.)