New relationships should start slowly. Maybe with a nice dinner or drinks. Then move to activities that take longer like dinner and a movie. Slowly!
That’s not what happened. No dinner or drinks. Just blood sucking.
There are very few things that freak me out.
Insects crawling into my ear to attack my brain are one of them. I saw this episode of ER where a spider crawled into the woman’s brain through the ear. I have been grossed out ever since.
You could say it’s a phobia.
For the past 10 days I have had a lump in my ear. It was in the upper front part of the fold where I couldn’t see. Felt like a big skin tag or maybe one of those seborrheic keratosis boogers that seem to grow on my body like mushrooms.
I tried using an ointment just in case it was a big scab. It seemed to shed what looked like black salt.
The beloved husband looked and said it was black. After consulting Dr. Google he decreed it was indeed (most likely) a seborrheic keratosis. (Fortunately the beloved husband doesn’t charge for his services.)
It was a bad spot to have something removed. It was gonna hurt. Like hell. Crap.
Maybe if I waited a week it would go away.
It takes a few weeks to get into my dermatologist so I decided to make the appointment. I could cancel if it went away.
“We have an opening for tomorrow at 9. Will that work for you?” was the response from the scheduler. I took it.
The doctor asked me what was wrong. I told him I had a booger in my ear. (I like to use the proper technical terms. It makes them laugh.)
He peered in with his fancy glasses that let him see the inside of my pores and said, “You have a tick in there.”
A TICK! I was totally grossed out. I’ve had ticks before but not attached for so long or so close to my
This tick has showered with me and watched me change clothes. It slept with me and hugged the cats (Wouldn’t it prefer them?).
It was a brown dog tick. (I don’t have a dog!) They sent it for testing.
I have to stop watching medical shows. They freak me out.
Oh, that black salt it shed was tick poop. IN MY FREAKING EAR!
Also I wouldn’t recommend the beloved husband for any medical advice.