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Published: November 20th 2008
Bali - ear therapy
Luckily for me the cost of going to Bali for treatment is covered by VSO medical insurance. For others in Kupang going to Bali is not an option and when there are no facilities in Kupang then locals have to depend upon rudimentary facilities avaialble in local hopsitals .
Its official - Colin is married to an old fossil
The thing they removed from my ear was a deposit of calcium!!!
(if this is the first time for you of reading this blog you need to track down the entries for the ear saga as this is a follow up report)
The theory is that a chronic infection in the outer ear that went on for so long caused the body to lay down cells to surround the infected area but it misread the cell coding master sheet and lay down calcium cells instead of soft tissue - if left unchecked it would have kept growing and turned to bone eventually.
I can’t make sense of it but I know nothing of cell biology or any biology for that matter.
So the good news is the source of the infection and hence the infection seems to have gone - just left with a mangled ear that needs to heal which is not straightforward in a damp ear canal - so here is hoping all will be OK now. But after 2 false starts I'm being a bit cautious
So I flew back to Kupang
By teh end of teh eevning teh entertainers had grown to over 15 -they love to sing and dance and they dont need alcohol to liven them up
on Saturday afternoon for our farewell party - we leave Kupang at the end of the week and go traveling in Indonesia for a bit before heading home.
The party was terrific.
We hired a restaurant and paid for a meal because entertaining folk in our en suite was not an option. The restaurant came with its own cabaret artists so the entertainment was exuberant, camp to the extreme and much fun.
Indonesians love to Karaoke and to dance - they don’t tend to drink much other than water at parties - for no other reason than alcohol is very expensive relative to income here but they don’t need the booze to create a lot of laughter ands fun.
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