Tinnitus just means "ringing in the ears." It can be traced to a specific cause, or sometimes the cause cannot be found. I can't think how ginseng could be a help for it. I don't think an MRI would be much help either though. If you felt pain, maybe there was a little damage, or maybe there was a little infection in there to begin with that was irritated by the cleaning? Did you have ear problems in the first place that you tried to resolve by having your ears cleaned? It could have been a cause, or it could have been a coincidence. Someone with more experience, who can see your ears up close, is needed.View Thread
I'm happy you won't be leaving entirely. I respect your need to focus your energies a little more efficiently, and wish you the best with your other endeavors. Still looking forward to seeing your insights, now and again!View Thread
What is your opinion on the helpfulnes of tamiflu? I keep reading reports about it not helping much. I know prevention is the best cure, but what if you get the flu anyway? I wonder if it's worth getting germs all over the others in the pharmacy just to pick a medication up that has limited effectiveness. What has your experience been?
Have a very happy holiday, Rod and all! May your brains recollect all the other happy times you've had, and store up some new ones for the future. Thank you for your wisdom and good humor, and thank you to all the others on the board for making a lively, interestin community.View Thread
My computer won't let me respond in the comments below the blog (issue with the browser I have to use at work) so I am responding here. I just wanted to thank you, Doc, for this entry. You are absolutely right.
I was taught as a kid to always write a thank you note when someone did something nice or send me a present. They always started with the formulaic "Dear ---. How are you? I am fine. Thank you for the..." I've let that slip over the years and usually it's an email or a call, with one particular exception.
My grandmother, who is now past ninety and having a harder time keeping up, used to email people but has gone back to sending letters. About every two weeks to a month I send her one. Having her words physically in my hand gives me so much better a sense of her personality and thoughts than even speaking to her did. I feel I am closer to her now than before. It has brought an added depth to our relationship and I cherish each letter. It's a nice practice and more people need to remember it.View Thread