Pics of my ear stitching

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by 1rep_max, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. 1rep_max

    1rep_max White Belt

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    So I started a thread about a week ago regarding my first ear drainage - happened again.

    This time the emergency doctor sent me to an ear-nose-throat specialist and here is what they did...

    First time (about 3 weeks ago) the doc used a syringe to draw fluid out.
    Second time (about one week ago) the doc froze, then cut my ear and squeezed! Then he made a appointment with the specialist for the next morning. They froze, redrained, then set this bolster dressing on. Soooo much better than the previous 2 attempts plus no head pressure bandage. Biggest downside is that the stitches don't come out for a total of 10 days and I can't get the cotton wet.

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  2. rktg84

    rktg84 The man in black

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    Gad Dayam!
     
  3. jiujitsujayhawk

    jiujitsujayhawk Yellow Belt

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    You're ear hair looks gynormic in those close ups.
     
  4. 1rep_max

    1rep_max White Belt

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    it's fuzz, it's soft and fuzzy!
     
  5. Big Red

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    Ouch, I may just keep my grapplers ears if I ever get any.
     
  6. hurts more to keep em. theyre sore all the time and get reinjured easily if not drained.

    my ear was jsut like that and the same bandage but no freezing anything. its so close to your ear you can hear the thread going through and all the tiny movements. kinda creepy. also, the feeling of warm fluid running down your ear and neck before they catch it with the towel and sanitary cloths.

    not getting it wet sucked balls, i forgot about that. i think i took baths carefully for the first few days then just took showers carefully after that. pain in the ass indeed.

    did they give you vicodin? i was on that and something else and it kept me a little stupid and hard to stay on my feet for long periods of time. i'd wobble after a few mins and sit down on an exercise bike.
     
  7. Bubble Boy

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    You have more hair on one earlobe than I do on my nuts.
     
  8. do you wax or shave? b/c i'd think the skin was too soft in that area to handle max but bringing a sharp object down there is also not very tempting.
     
  9. LCDforMe

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    How do they hurt constantly if you don't get them drained? You mean guys like Couture and Lindland and all those guys who have had the ears since like high school still have pain in them?
     
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    RedAger Amateur Fighter

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    dude cauli ears make you look cool. at least i think they do
     
  11. 1rep_max

    1rep_max White Belt

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    they gave me some antibiotics and tylenol 3 with codeine (it does the trick)
     
  12. i can press and bend and crumple my ear and be fine like a normal ear after it has been drained.

    randy cannot and any bending or impact or anything hurts him 10x.

    when you have fluid build up you have the option of draining it ASAP. lose a week or two due to not being able to go live but after that time, you're 100% and ready to reinjure yourself as you wish.

    if you dont drain it, the fluid hardens and you get your "stripes" but the shit is sore and girls look at you funny. my gf and mother freaked over it and i had to explain it to them and all that so i gave in and got it drained.
     
  13. 1rep_max

    1rep_max White Belt

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    I agree with Fight_Song - and anyway even after draining some people are left with a little cauli so you get the best of both worlds!

    Another point to consider (at least in my case) was the location of my swelling (near canal in the middle of the ear, not the outer part) was near the blood supply to the ear. If the fluid had hardened and cut-off the blood supply, my ear could have shrivled-up! No good!
     
  14. Terrier

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    You had basically the same thing done as me - it's a pain in the arse.

    Invest in some Cliff Kean Tornado headgear for when you go back, otherwise you'll be back gatting it drained within a week. - a few months on I still have to wear headgear otherwise my ear is sore.
     
  15. joe broadway

    joe broadway Unbeatable

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    that is not cool at all
     
  16. mattemate

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    Yeah, that sux, so I wear headgear. One of my training partners had some ears looking like Penn or Sakuraba or something, so I let him use my headgear when I was taking a break. Then, he didn't want to give it back, "My ears are worse," he says. "No shit," I say, "because I spent my fucking thirty bucks on headgear, so get yr. own." Then he starts wearing this big foam Karate headgear that's just lying around. Funniest shit ever, seeing this kid roll around with a huge, bulky helmet.
     
  17. 1rep_max

    1rep_max White Belt

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    Headgear - got some about 3 weeks ago, right after my first ear drain. Took 1 week off rolling. Roughly, our sub-wrestling/bjj classes are about 1/3 conditioning, 1/3 drills and technique, and 1/3 hard rolling. I figured that I would only need the headgear for the rolling. My second class back we were working take-downs and my partners' arm rubbed against my ear - swollen. Not once for any of my 3 big swollen ears did anything specific happen that made me think "Ouch! That's gonna hurt..."

    Guess I need to wear it for ALL CONTACT.

    btw - I have the BRUTE headgear. Seems pretty good.
     
  18. vanguard_anon

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    You have three ears? I want to see pics.

    (just kidding :) )
     

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