I’ve had a horrid cold all week and yesterday I developed an earache. This has happened to me once before when I’ve had a cold and I ended up with three little perforations in my eardrum, which means I now get a little paranoid with earaches. It got steadily worse over the evening to the point where I ended up at 11:30pm waiting at Manchester Royal Infirmary for an out of hours GP appointment (made after a phone consultation with a nurse). A wait and a thorough examination later and I walked out of there around 12:30am with a diagnosis of an infection in both ears (worse in the left) and a box of Pencillin. And all it cost me was the taxi fare to the hospital and back. And this is why I love the NHS – free at the point of care and there when you need them. Who wouldn’t want that?
Taken with my Olympus Pen EP-1. Setting: Aperture Priority. Aperture: f2.8; Shutter: 1/60; ISO: 200. Macro Lens.