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WELCOME BACK!!

(shouting so you'll hear me. : - )

Sonia

I hope you feel better soon.
Beautiful photos!

All my best wishes to you.

Alice

I hope you are steadily recovering. Isn't Tuross such a pretty place with all those beaches and lakes? Astonishing just how many houses are down there. Someone did tell me they are about 70% holiday homes. If you go down again then pay a visit to the Trunketabella Gardens and Nursery (on the Highway, close to the Tuross turnoff), but mind you take PLENTY of insect repellant. The mosquitoes will eat the shirt off your back!

joared

Enjoyed your pictures! Glad you had a good trip. I think how wonderful it is to go to the ocean and have few other people around. Seems it's harder and harder to find any very easily accessible areas in nature that allow experiencing only the sights and sounds in their natural state.

Sorry about the eustachian tube problem. I experienced one for a number of years when I was much younger. The problem was diagnosed variously, including as a migraine with increasingly expensive and ineffective medications prescribed.

Finally, a very astute physician listened to the symptoms I described, paid attention to the area I indicated seemed to be most affected, put it all together with his having treated military personnel watching radar for long hours during the USA Cuban Missile Crisis, concluded I experienced a low grade sinus infection (temp below normal) which resulted in vertigo and many of it's accompanying symptoms. What a godsend to have the correct diagnosis and simple relatively inexpensive treatment those many years ago.

Sounds like you, at least, know what your problem is, so hopefully you're over it all by now.

Val

Jude, how wonderful to have you back. You have been missed. I do hope you are feeling better soon.

The photos were an interesting mix: great beach shot, the table setting looks so welcoming, and the photo of the abandoned farm and accompanying text about the Pacific "Highway" are so interesting. I only know the Pacific Highway just north of Sydney, and even at the end of the 80s it was pretty busy and congested.

Anna

Glad you are back. Sorry about the 'cloth ears' as they say round here, try pinching your nose while you drink hot water a few times.

Tjilpi

Tjilpi's "patented" quick fix.

Prednisolone 50mg po mane 3/7.

Buck 1936

Very painful and annoying Jude any ear complaint; I have tinnitus and it's terrible so I know the feeling; When I lived in NSW a few years ago I visited Tuross Beach frequently as you say a beaut spot; they have done the highway up now north of Newcastle but it will be a long time before it makes it to Brisbane but that is the idea it seems.

Jude

Thank you for all the sympathy - and the suggestions. It's 10 days now and no sign of any improvement - even after I tried Anna's hot water, and some-one else's idea for a mini ear sauna using a cup of boiling water. On Friday I accepted the earliest available doctor's appointment, which will be at midday tomorrow.

Meanwhile I now have Tj's prescription, and thanks to an asthmatic husband with a supply of Prednisolone, will begin on it immediately. (Must say it took me as a lay person a while to sort out what 'po mane' meant after Google first told me Po Mane was a town in Vietnem.)

pablo

Good to have you back in the virtual world. Take care.

Tjilpi

Well. Did it work?

Jude

'Fraid not yet. But I paid my $50 today to get the same script in writing - "bringing out the Big Guns" my GP called it. Oh well, two more days to go!

Tjilpi

It would have been $60 here, although Health Care Card holders are bulk billed...

Which reminds me...I once saw a sign in a garage in Birdsville, where I went to have a 4WD tyre repaired...

"Prices vary according to the attitude of the customer"

Jude

I got a discount for my cheerful nature -- and the self-diagnosis.

Tjilpi

You owe me 10 bucks!

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