problems and they're not going away. Sometimes I just don't know if a situation merits a doctor's visit. I wish our bodies had meters that indicated when to go to the doctor and when to just tough it out. The ear doesn't hurt that badly, but it's been causing me some worries for a month now. Israelis are hardy people so I'm nervous the doctor will look in my ear and say something like, "What? For this, you come to the doctor? This is nothing!" Seriously, that could happen. But I'm going to the doctor anyway and I'm v. grateful to Koby for helping us. I hope I don't (mis)represent my home country as the Land of the Wimpazoids. After I see the doctor, I can put this ear thing behind me and move on with my life, one way or the other. The appointment will not take up too much of #1 Son's vacation time. He's napping right now, so all is well.