So I get this head cold that left me with frequent nose bleeds after it cleared up. I call an ENT who says no problem, we see this all the time. Then it got ugly. Seems the bleeding was from a staph infection I picked up during the cold. The solution was to numb my nose and sinuses then cauterize the infection and open blood vessels with silver nitrate and treat it with an antibiotic that targets staph. Easy, right? WRONG! He numbs me up with a spray then tells me I might feel some discomfort while he cauterizes the infection. Shattering my ankle was some discomfort. He was shoving swabs of caustic chemicals up my nose. This was pain. But then I got to drive home as the anesthesia wore off. By the time I got home my sinuses, ears and throat felt like they were on fire and my eyes were swelling shut. Turns out I have an abnormal sensitivity to silver nitrate. Now everyone at work is wishing me well and reminding me of how many people die from staph including Jim Henson. Next time I will self medicate with scotch and just pack my nose with burning gunpowder. Add not being able to lay my head down without having my ears burn to my insomnia and I might be posting at 3:30 AM for a long time.