The doctor says that in addition to the ear infection, there's a massive sinus infection, that's probably been brewing for a while. She suggested that if I wanted a repeat of the blinding headache and nausea and all, all I needed to do was take a cold shower. (I think I really like this doctor! She's funny and efficient!) So antibiotics, nasal sprays and such for me. And no swimming for a week, which sucks, as hot as it's supposed to get. But I'm relieved that it's something relatively benign. I was having paranoid visions of tumors and migraines forever.
And I have gorgeous, gorgeous red and yellow dahlias on my desk, ohno-san is gone for the rest of the week, and it's warm and sunny outside.
Life, overall, is good.