Hello hearing fans,
I happened to overhear Faye, our beloved summer doc, mention how she was getting frustrated over trying to relieve the ear canal obstruction on a patient for the past two weeks. I casually mentioned how I routinely used to peer into and remove wax from Lauren’s ears with some dental instruments when she was a little nipper, only after some guidelines from my hometown doc, Jonathon, so I wouldn’t ruin her eardrum. That raised an eyebrow on Faye but also piqued her curiosity, so we escorted the patient, Kate, who happens to be the girlfriend of one of my ping pong buddy’s, coincidentally named Buddy, into my dental suite for further evaluation. I took a look inside Kate’s obstructed right ear with my loupes and light, gently placed the end of a surgical suction tube inside and grabbed a corn kernel sized chuck of ear wax with my cotton pliers as she exclaimed “YES!” like sinking a three pointer from the corner. It was the highlight of my afternoon and I shrink wrapped her record sized wax ball and gave it to her to show her friends and post on Facebook or whatever else young folks do with bodily excretions they want to share with the masses.
In cooking news, I made Eggs Florentine with a side of kiwis and bananas for our medical crew to celebrate a birthday and the upcoming Super Bowl, which everyone watched while I cleaned teeth all afternoon to keep up my workaholic image and the income stream flowing. Paul, one of the air force medical crew that is assigned to our corner of the base followed up with fresh cinnamon rolls which had the whole place oohing and ahhing over the aroma.
The next day I made time to get a updated driving lesson on Delta Dawn, one of the Navy behemoth personnel carriers with Shuttle Bob, a veteran driver and all around good guy to anyone who has crossed paths with him. I’m hoping to take a Delta full of passengers out to the runway in the next week or two to keep my license active, even though the chance to drive a Delta in some other setting is about as likely as ISIS jihadists signing up for anger management classes. Now my schedule is full with cleanings, a root canal this afternoon and some wisdom teeth extractions this weekend, so it’s all good.
Wax-less ears Bob