I'm happy to report that I can (mostly) hear out of my right ear again! It seems to come and go today and at the moment I still have a bit of tinnitis and feel a smidge stuffed up but it is worlds better than earlier. I can also report that since sleeping 12 hours Thursday night, I feel human again in that my stomach is no longer trying to secede from the rest of my body. I can eat things and not feel like there's a big rock in my gut!
My kid is healthy again (though with the ubiquitous runny nose he has this time of year) and it's been very nice to have a happy toddler to hang out with the last few days. He went to bed at 7:15 tonight (which is unheard of) and is sleeping peacefully. I'm not sure what to do with myself tonight with all this free time.
Of course I spent a good hour opening a huge backlog of mail. Most of it was claim recaps or paper copies of e-bills I've long since paid that all just need to get "filed" (that doesn't happen in a timely manner if ever) but I did find a sizable escrow check from last March. Of course that was about 20 minutes after I found the letter the bank sent in December saying that because I haven't cashed said check, they are stopping payment and putting it towards my account and to contact them if I want another check. Whoops.
My wrist is decidedly okay. Not great, not horrible, just okay. My new kinesiologist works miracles for me every Saturday but the effects aren't lasting the week. Half of what he does seems like voodoo, but if it fixes my arm, he can light candles and align shakras or whatever he wants to do. I just want to be able to pick up my son or change the sheets on the bed without pain.
I was reading recently that January is the most depressing month of the year. Christmas is over, there are no significant holidays, it's right in the middle of winter and all our bills from the holidays have come due. They also said that the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year. That would be the day my ear infection started.
So for the most depressing month of the year, I've done okay. But I'm looking forward to February starting very soon and moving onward and upward!