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Posted: 07:30PM Sep 10, 2017
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thanks... I think alcohol is one of the main items in most ear drops for swimmers. The one I am using says 95% iso alcohol and 5% anhydrous glycerin. Water seems gone... but there is swelling. Hearing comes and goes. Lots of fun lately. I looked up a local specialist for ears, and on Tuesday, I plan on seeing if I remember to call him for an appointment. Tubes may be the answer... we will see.

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 10:24PM Sep 10, 2017
snappytom*
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Seriously, check out Ear Candles. They are a naturopathic thing. I was very sceptical when my 80 year old father suggested these for my little girl. "In the old country..." he used to say. I had visions of fire in my child's ear!!!! But then we had grommits and ear vacuuming at the specialist, LOADS of money spent and nothing improved. We had lots of screaming when drops were put in the ear...I saw some of these Ear Candles at the pharmacy so I thought...why not.

With a lot of trepidation and preparation, we did this. She lay her head on my lap and I held the burning candle in her ear. She reported a warm feeling and a lot of crackling in her ear. She felt comfortable.
Upon completion, we cut open the candle with scissors to reveal a whole load of waxy, gunky yucky looking stuff which came out of her ear [the candle was a clear hollow tube when we started] and she felt better. We did this ear candling a number of times [and our family now does it from time to time]. Her ears improved. By using these ear candles ourselves, you feel a sense of clearness of the head.
My father showed me how to make my own candles using beeswax and muslin but it is easier to just buy them from the pharmacy.

Try them. You have nothing to lose. You can still go to the specialist after if they don't help you but they are a much cheaper alternative.


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Posted: 11:05AM Sep 11, 2017
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Thank you Snappy, and here is what I found out:

"However, the FDA in the United States, as well as similar organizations in other countries, have outlawed the use of ear candling to claim any sort of medical benefit and cautioned the public to "just say no." "


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 06:27AM Sep 12, 2017
snappytom*
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Well, I can post you some?

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Posted: 08:47AM Oct 5, 2017
snappytom*
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Hey, does anyone know how grayma is? Haven't heard from her for a while... I know I'm double posting...sorry...just wondering.

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Posted: 10:33AM Oct 5, 2017
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I suspect Froggy does. Wow, 46 days, I hadn't realized it's been that long since she dropped in.

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 12:54PM Oct 7, 2017
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Actually, I haven't talked to her lately, but she has made a few recent posts on FB. Last I talked to her, she was home but having to take it slow and easy. If I hear anything, I'll let you all know.

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Posted: 11:14AM Oct 8, 2017
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On a very sad note, I wanted to let everyone know that we lost one of our Braingle family. Debbie Robinson (Hadleigh) passed away due to complications from surgery. She was a really sweet and kind lady who I am proud to have become close friends with. She loved to travel and now has gone home to rest in peace and watch over her loved ones. Condolences to Ivan and her family.

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Posted: 06:07PM Oct 8, 2017
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I loved playing Who's the Boss with Hadleigh... she and her little dog avatar were always a pleasure to see. I don't recall her ever causing any problems or arguing with anyone about anything. It's been a couple years since she last visited us; but it seems like yesterday. My thoughts to her husband and family this evening.

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 08:15PM Oct 8, 2017
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Randy, an old member started a thread on FB about Debbie. There is now a TWG in signups that is in her honor that many of the old group are saying they will come back in order to join. You should join if you have the time.

I think she left Braingle when she and her hubby, Ivan, started to really travel all over the place. She was always talking about their trips and what they were doing.


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Posted: 03:57AM Oct 9, 2017
snappytom*
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That is very sad. She was wonderful!

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Posted: 03:29PM Oct 17, 2017
tonjawithaj*us
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Wow, I leave Braingle for a bit and I come back to find Grayma sick (although recovering - thanks Froggy for checking up on her) and Hadleigh has passed away.

Sigh...

A reserved hello to everyone!


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Posted: 12:53AM Oct 18, 2017
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Welcome back, Tonja!

So many people coming back... I almost feel like starting up a WTB game.


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Posted: 07:50PM Oct 26, 2017
james05Aca
Posts: 36

Hi everyone! Please say a word or two to help get my dad out of ICU and back home to me. With every passing day I feel like it's less likely I'll get to hear his voice again.

Posted: 12:36AM Oct 27, 2017
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I hope and pray James you shall hear your dad's voice again soon. The time away will be hard, but I do hope it happens. Please keep us informed, we do care.

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 03:09AM Oct 27, 2017
froggyggAusmod
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Nice to see you Tonja and Radio!

James, I will keep you, your father, and your family in my deepest thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how he is doing. As Randy said, we all care about you and all of our Braingle family.


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Posted: 12:42AM Nov 1, 2017
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Praying here as well.

I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
Posted: 06:49PM Dec 2, 2017
james05Aca
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Sorry, for not checking back in. I've been busy, stressed out and very tired.

He got better, came off the ventilator for about a week. There was two days where he was up talking and was hours from leaving the ICU. On November 11th he fell ill again and went back on the ventilator. They started him back on antibiotics shortly after and he has improved a bit.

For the last week or so he has been really angry, upset and in a fair bit of pain. They have since did a trachestomy to help him get off the ventilator. He cannot talk at the moment. He tries but because of the tracheotomy there is no sound. He has about 4 weeks left of the antibiotics. This puts him in the ICU until at least the end of the year. He needs to get off the ventilator and stay stable off the antibiotics before he can leave the ICU. He's also very weak and supposed to slowly start rehab now.
Posted: 10:28PM Dec 2, 2017
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Magical Sorceress Frog
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Hi James. It's nice to see you again.

I'm so sorry to hear that your Dad is still in ICU. I'm sure it is really hard on him as well as you and your family. I will keep you all in my deepest thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted and try to get some rest yourself.


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Posted: 10:44PM Dec 2, 2017
james05Aca
Posts: 36

I'm sure he is really upset about still being there. He was excited to get home. It is hard on the family. My mom has basically given up at this point. I guess family dynamics are tough in situations like this. Not much I can really do to help her. She needs to be positive but also realistic.

A lot of exciting things are happening at work! I can't say much in public though. But things I am very excited about.
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