Oh my goodness Todd, ear pain! I am so sorry and would love to take that bugger out of the world forever! I so hope you are on some kind of pain reliever. I have never had constant ear pain, but I remember as a very young child, my mother would rock me with one ear against her chest and her hand over my other ear trying to keep the air from hitting the eardrum. On the times in school, wayyyy back when the teachers smoked *gasp* in the teaches lounge, Mrs. Perry would blow cigarette smoke into my ears and then put cotton in them until Moma could come get me and start the rocking. I'm 51 years old and still have chronic ear infections in my right ear. I also have an 11 year old daughter who was born with a deformed right ear with no canal (the story of a "birth mother" doing drugs during pregnancy) and for the first 6 months of her life all ear infections in the left ear were unchecked to the point that when we got her, she was completely deaf. She too had awful ear pain. So, yes I am aware of the horror of short term ear pain. The thought that you have been doing this for 6 years is unfathomable to me. I am so very, very sorry for your pain! But I believe you have come to the right place to have a place where people may not know the ear pain you have, but understand pain. Have you been checked for a cholesteatoma? That's probaby a stupid question, but I am quite familiar with that and it's destruction. Keep us posted and take care.
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