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Doctors can be wrong !

Postby G-string » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:32 pm

3 years ago I was told I was going deaf and that it could only get worse , I was told there was nothing I could do ,so I took it pretty hard , hit the booze heavy ,had a mental break down and generally became a miserable bastard .
In the last couple of months my hearing had deteriorated pretty bad that the other day someone standing two feet away from me with standard street noise was muffled as *knuf* ,so in a last ditched effort before I was going to completely loose my marbles I bought a bottle of Otex and tipped half of it in each ear before going to bed .This morning ive woken up with a stonking headache and motion sickness so bad I just constantly want to hurl my internals all over the floor ( ODed on otex).
So I managed to get in the van to take the mut for a walk , turn the van ignition key and *knuf* hell my stereo nearly blow my ears off , normally the volumes on 24 but today I had trouble listening to it above 16 .
Arrived at the park, started walking with de mut and I was completely struggling to walk , the sound of the birds and the wind whistling was causing so much motion sickness it was unreal so I left the park came home to the refuge of my couch .
NOW ive been doing some testing on my ears since being back and as a result of dropping the drops in my ears last night I have regained a full 6k of hearing 10-16k (freq wise) and the dynamics of sound blasting my ears again is unreal ive not heard sounds at these high frequency for a long long while and to be honest im laying here on the couch now completey full of motion sickness because of the sudden change of loudness but do I give a *knuf* ?????? NO .
I feel like ive been given a second chance and I can't believe that believing a doctor when he told me my ears were clear and needed no cleaning had sent me spiralling into a depression , of course my hearing is still not 100% but what a difference and HORAY FOR MOTION SICKNESS !!!!!!!
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby Strophoid » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:09 pm

Wow, I hope you get over the motion sickness and keep this level of hearing!
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby HowlingUlf » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:14 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!! 8-) 8-) 8-)

now ... this first doctor??? :evil:
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby mozizo » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:38 pm

Well, that's a good story to "Hear" :)
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby dudius » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:49 pm

Nice one, glad to hear it, hope you maintain this level, all the best...
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby Elektrobolt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:06 pm

I cannot even begin to tell you how awesome I think that is, G-string!

I sincerely wish for your situation to improve even more.

(Should the volume get too low, there are plenty of us here to help *translate* music into incoherent, but easy to follow, lettering for you, e.g. "Oh, his new tune sounds like 'hum de du de ta rum'...".) ;)

Congratulations!!! :D
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby G-string » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:18 pm

WOW
Thank folks , didn't expect this sort of reaction , im over come with emulation :-) :lol:
I thought I would post here as I knew most of you would understand what means to loose even a little bit of your hearing .Having been told this news just sent things spiralling downwards but now just knowing that I can hear nearly all of my productions without having to rely on another pair of ears is just marvellous ,I couldn't of asked for more .

Back to creating useless noise ;-)
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby Jack » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:39 pm

Wow ! That is absolutely wonderful.
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby JSW » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:27 pm

Congratulations!

Not everyday that we get a second chance, really great to hear about yours.

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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby Early21 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:18 pm

So happy to hear this. Always get a second opinion! And a good lesson for all of us.
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby Jarno » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:35 pm

Congratulations! Really great hear your situation is getting better.

Early21 wrote:Always get a second opinion!

Exactly!

Doctors really can be wrong. 5 years ago one was absolutely sure that I'm just an alcolholic or a junkie. Only after countless laboratory tests (wher no traces of excessive alcohol usage or narcotics was found) he admitted I could be seriosly depressed.

One decided my father had dementia and there's nothing he can do. Another one found out he only had too much pressure in his brain. Situation was fixed with simple operation but it took 2 horrible years because this false first diagnosis.
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby mozizo » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:43 pm

Early21 wrote:So happy to hear this. Always get a second opinion! And a good lesson for all of us.


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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby patcub » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:57 pm

I'm really happy for you. Thanks for sharing such positive message.
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby surfer » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:05 am

Wife of a dear friend complained of back pain and trouble breathing. Doctor 1 sent her to a chiropractor. Doctor 2 said it was because of her smoking and she had emphysema sent her home with an oxygen tank. Doctor 3 did a full body cat scan and immediately admitted her to ICU. That was on a Friday. On Monday they told her she had brain tumors. Tuesday they said it's terminal. She died on Friday. This happened last month. My friend is shattered.
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby curteye » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:07 am

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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby papi61 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:38 am

I have a similar story, albeit less serious and dramatic. A couple of years ago, I started noticing a dip in high frequency perception on my left ear. Also, I had a ringing (tinnitus), but only on that ear. My general practitioner couldn't figure it out and I went to see a specialist. It turned out it was just excess cerumen (ear wax) that had lodged deep into the ear canal (I know, ewwww....) A 2-hour operation with a very scary-looking tool tipped with a micro-camera was needed (kinda similar to what goes into your butt when you have a colonoscopy, but smaller), but as soon as the "plug" was removed, my hearing was back to perfect. I feel like I dodged a bullet.
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby jamusic » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:04 am

Great news there G!- string up that Doctor! :x

Once or twice a year, usually Nov.-Jan. my hearing gets severally compromised by the same thing as papi61, and it takes days or even weeks of peroxide to clear them out to where I can hear normal again instead of less than half of what's normal.

Had them flushed 3 different times throughout my life, but I'm told that's not always the best idea.

Thanks for sharing the story & tip - will keep it handy for next time.


Reminds me of that old joke:

- Doctor gave a man 6 months to live.
- When the man said he couldn't pay his Doctor bill, the Doctor gave him 6 more months. :lol:
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby mozizo » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:07 am

Doctor gave a man 6 months to live.
- When the man said he couldn't pay his Doctor bill, the Doctor gave him 6 more months. :lol:


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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby jamusic » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:01 am

Brings to mind one more:

I rushed in and asked, "Doctor Doctor, what's wrong with me?"

He answered, "Well......you're obviously an idiot!"

I paused for a moment and then suggested, "Hmmm...Perhaps I should get a second opinion."

He replied, "Very well then.

You're f.u.c.k.i.n' ugly too!!"
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby HowlingUlf » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:35 am

jamusic wrote:Brings to mind one more:

I rushed in and asked, "Doctor Doctor, what's wrong with me?"

He answered, "Well......you're obviously an idiot!"

I paused for a moment and then suggested, "Hmmm...Perhaps I should get a second opinion."

He replied, "Very well then.

You're f.u.c.k.i.n' ugly too!!"
:lol:


mmmmwwwahahHAHA! I like that one! I wonder what's wrong with me?

...

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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby HornForHire » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:21 am

That's good news, G-string! :D


... and sad news Ted... :cry:
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby G-string » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:10 pm

Very sad news Surfer indeed , the fella upstairs certainly deals an evil hand at times and when something like that happens it makes you take stock of what you have and makes you realise just how short life is .

Just being able to hear those tiny little birds again brings a big smile to my face ;-)
The only reason I never tried cleaning my ear was because of the advice of the doctor saying they were clear , I feel like pinning him down and filling his ears with poxy resin :lol: :lol: :lol: no im not bitter and twisted about it :lol: :lol: :lol: YET ;)
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby HowlingUlf » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:16 pm

Don't forget to put the video of it on Youtube! :lol:
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby Buchanan » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:06 am

jamusic wrote:Brings to mind one more:

I rushed in and asked, "Doctor Doctor, what's wrong with me?"

He answered, "Well......you're obviously an idiot!"

I paused for a moment and then suggested, "Hmmm...Perhaps I should get a second opinion."

He replied, "Very well then.

You're f.u.c.k.i.n' ugly too!!"
:lol:


This is confiscated. Small niggle of mine. Musicians advising everyone to get earplugs. My view is that why cripple your ears while they are working as they should. Let them cripple normally. If you're going to go deaf you will and if not, you're not. There's exceptions like factories with constant 112dbs for 10 hours a day but music? You take breaks, there's quiet bits, you talk to each other a bit in rehearsal. Real life. Let life put the earplugs in LATER. Wax, cilia damage whatever. The only musician of note who went deaf was Beethoven and they keep shoving him in your face whenever they want to sell earplugs. Who else...? I ask. Answer "DUH!"
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Re: Doctors can be wrong !

Postby surfer » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:38 am

Pete Townsend.
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