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PisnNapalm
07-07-2007, 08:54 AM
Don't go to an amusement park when you have an ear infection. Or atleast don't ride coasters that do loops and twists.

I love rollercoasters. Hell, that's about the only thing I will ride anymore. Rides that spin ya in circles will make me sick. But I've never had a problem with a rollercoaster before in my life. Bring on the loops, corksccrews, pretzels, etc... I love em! But damn... The 3rd coaster I rode yesterday had a loop and a pretzel in it and that was it. http://www.bomberboys.com/Smilies/tombstone.gif

Barf city and my head did not stop spinning for hours afterward. :(

The ear infection took hold Tuesday evening. It hurt like hell Wednesday but of course it being the 4th, I couldn't get to the doctors. By Thursday it hurt enough that the doc also prescribed antibiotics and Vicodin for the pain and so I could sleep. Friday morning it still hurt but wasn't as bad as Wednesday.

Anyway.... I woke up this morning and weighed 7 pounds less than yesterday morning.

SteelCityMan786
07-07-2007, 09:46 AM
I guess you have good and bad to take out of it.

fansince'76
07-07-2007, 10:21 AM
Sorry to hear about that PN. I learned the same lesson regarding ear infections myself on a cross-country airplane flight. I was in misery for hours. Same story with a bad case of sinusitis I had once as well.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-07-2007, 12:07 PM
Dude did you hit anyboby when you threw up???

PisnNapalm
07-07-2007, 12:49 PM
Nope. I'm a very good puker. I always know a few minutes before it's gonna happen. Then I get somewhere safe to hurl. I didn't blow chunks until about 20 minutes after the ride. My head was spinning afterward. My stomach caught up later.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-07-2007, 01:03 PM
Oh... I thought you threw up on the ride.

PisnNapalm
07-07-2007, 01:46 PM
On a side note... We arranged for a large group to go yesterday. We had 20 tickets and got a nice discounted price too. There were a few tickets left over coz one family bagged the trip. So.... We're going back to Hershey Park next week.

I'm gonna kick that coasters ass all day long.

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-07-2007, 02:39 PM
I am with you on the rides that spin....Hope you do better on the upcoming trip!!!

PisnNapalm
07-07-2007, 04:41 PM
I'll be good to go the second time.

As a kid we went to Kennywood several times a year. I could handle anything in the park. Then after college, getting married, etc... after maybe 10 years of not going to KW, we went and I rode the Enterprise. I came off that ting and couldn't stand up straight for 20 minutes. I knew then that spinning rides were over for me.

boLT fan
07-07-2007, 05:02 PM
At least you got Vicodin out of it. :banana:

PisnNapalm
07-07-2007, 05:19 PM
Vicodin is ok. Several years ago I had an ear infection that was just brutal. The ear canal had swollen shut and the ear specialist had to force a cotton wick through it. You put the ear drops onto the wick and that takes it through to the infected ear drum. When he put the wick in it felt like he stuck a dagger in there instead of a piece of cotton.

He prescribed Percocet for that pain. Percocet either worked as advertised for me or made me nauseous.

GBMelBlount
07-07-2007, 11:27 PM
On a side note... We arranged for a large group to go yesterday. We had 20 tickets and got a nice discounted price too. There were a few tickets left over coz one family bagged the trip. So.... We're going back to Hershey Park next week.

I'm gonna kick that coasters ass all day long.

That's where I puked when I was 7. Hershey. Had a hot dog & orange soda then went on the "rotor." Wall spins, floor drops, etc. Got off the ride, turned green, the rest is history.

HometownGal
07-08-2007, 08:35 PM
He prescribed Percocet for that pain. Percocet either worked as advertised for me or made me nauseous.

Percs are the only pain med that makes me nauseous and causes me to hug the porcelain God. I have a pretty high pain threshhold and just try to tough it out as I hate taking anything stronger than aspirin or Motrin.

Gosh PNP - you had one nasty ear infection. :jawdrop:

Crushzilla
07-08-2007, 08:56 PM
I had the adventure of a lifetime in the hospital last summer... They had me on Demoral and Percs... Saturday Night Live hadn't been that funny in over decade...

PisnNapalm
07-08-2007, 11:21 PM
I had the adventure of a lifetime in the hospital last summer... They had me on Demoral and Percs... Saturday Night Live hadn't been that funny in over decade...

LMAO!!

For me the Percocet didn't so much kill the pain as just make me not mind being in pain. It gave me a very detached feeling. I could still feel pain but didn't care.

This Vicodin though is pretty week. It's the 5/500 dosage version. 5mg hydrocodone and 500mg acetominophen. It says I can take 2 if I want. hmm....

I don't have any pain from the infection anymore. But I do have Vicodin left over. hmmm Do I save it for the future or take it coz it can be a buzz? decisions decisions... I'm going to bed. I'm too tired to choose. :flap:

Crushzilla
07-08-2007, 11:39 PM
LMAO!!

For me the Percocet didn't so much kill the pain as just make me not mind being in pain. It gave me a very detached feeling. I could still feel pain but didn't care.

This Vicodin though is pretty week. It's the 5/500 dosage version. 5mg hydrocodone and 500mg acetominophen. It says I can take 2 if I want. hmm....

I don't have any pain from the infection anymore. But I do have Vicodin left over. hmmm Do I save it for the future or take it coz it can be a buzz? decisions decisions... I'm going to bed. I'm too tired to choose. :flap:

I think it is your obligation to take it... Don't want the little ones to get it... and flushing them could cause damage to the ecosystem... Yep :flap:

Preacher
07-09-2007, 01:34 AM
I had oxycontin after my knee surgery. I took one pill, and threw the rest away. I hated the stuff. I just dealt with the pain.

Years before that, I blew up a shoulder playing hockey. I took darvocet, tylenol with codeine, and some acetaminophen....

Needless to say, I just kinda floated off the couch that night!

HometownGal
07-09-2007, 02:59 PM
Drink about 6 shots of Jack, spread out on the sofa and enjoy the pretty psychodelic colors. :hypno: No worries about driving drunk and the buzz is the same as taking those poison pills. :chicken: The bad thing about medication is that the side effects from some of them are worse than the ailment you're taking them for.