Entry #1

Update: Bleeding Ear (Not Dying)

2017-06-16 16:29:51 by AceMantra

So it's been some time since I posted anything or interacted much on NG. So I decided to write this update to let people know I'm not dead.

Starting with the reason why you started reading this, yes my left ear started bleeding the other day. It started getting plugged shortly after I caught some major virus that is still making me cough viciously. Then in the night it ruptured. I did see a doctor about it; he confirmed it was an ear infection. The problem that concerns me the most is the hearing. Everything I hear out of the left is now registering at a slightly higher pitch than the right. This of course makes music production a bit of a challenge because everything sounds way different now. So it may be some time before I get back in the studio chair.

The last two years have been difficult for me. Mostly due to cost of medication that isn't covered by my insurance for some reason. At some point soon I'll have to choose between medication, food, or rent, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. All this time fighting depression without a job has been hindering, but it may also be a blessing in disguise. Not having a job has given me a lot more time to work on the things I love to do like music and graphic design. Things are looking up though. I had a couple of job interviews and will hopefully hear back from them soon…well, half-hear back.



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2017-06-17 21:45:09

:( i hope you recover quickly. i'm not familiar with Redmonton (yes pun) and Albertan healthcare but do you have plans like Ontario Trillium that cover for family's medication fee?

AceMantra responds:

Ha! Pun!

Alberta has an income support program for those struggling to find work and pay bills which I'm currently on. While they do cover medications, they do not cover the ones I'm currently using. I've filed an exception request form so all I can do now is wait.


2017-06-18 11:12:29

Fingers crossed for you, I really hope you get better soon - and that life treats you a little kinder, I really wish the best for you. I'm glad there's a little light through it all, though. You have managed to spend time on your passions and work on them, the more you do that the better you'll become and the harder you work at them more doors open for you.

Hope you recover well! (Oh, and glad to hear you are not dying - that's a bonus ;))

AceMantra responds:

Thanks for the support. A lot is just waiting to see how things turn out now. The job interview went well; I'm just waiting for that call back.


2017-06-21 22:05:10

also stop using Q-tips if your ears hurt. it's not recommended for ear cleaning, though i don't know why everybody use it.


2017-08-04 13:58:42

How are you feeling now?

AceMantra responds:

Funny you should ask, I'm just about to write up another update. The short version: I'm no longer sick, my ear healed up nicely, and I found a job!

Thanks for asking. :)