Me: This is no fair. Come Fezzik, bring my body.
Fezzik: Your body?
Me: Have you any money?
Fezzik: I have a little.
Me: I just hope it’s enough to buy a miracle, that’s all.
So 5 days ago I called the phone company (landline) because I had a bad dial tone. Fuzzy, faint. Of course, it was intermittent, sometimes it’d work, sometimes not. They had me check the exterior connections and call back if those were OK and I needed to call for service.
I tried a few times to get the bad dial tone, got it, held the phone to my wife, who said it was fuzzy, then I put the phone on my left ear without hanging up; dial tone was fine. Right ear: faint, fuzzy.
It’s not the phone, It’s me.
Go to Urgent care, they check for wax buildup. Nope, ear canal is clean. Start 60 mg/day steroids hoping to clear a blocked Eustachian. Then yesterday got to the hearing test. During the test I couldn’t make out spoken words up to 90 db in my right ear.
Got the high dose liquid steroid injected into the middle ear yesterday, the follow up second dose scheduled for next week.
They think (and this sometimes just happens overnight like me) the Stapes bone (last bone in the chain from the eardrum to the Cochlea) gets detached from the oval window (the attachment point of the Stapes to the Cochlea)
Hopefully the steroids will let things reconnect. We’ll do an MRI, too just to be sure it’s not a tumor or other mechanical problem.
No Octave beta testing from me, I’m afraid. Or new speakers, yet.
But man, I’m gonna need a Miracle.