For some reason I never really worried that I would get cauliflower ear. I guess I thought my Super Ginger Ninja Powers would make me immune, but it turns out that I was wrong. I also always thought that if I did ever get it, I would have no problem with draining it and moving on. Turns out I was wrong about that, too.
I’m not sure how or when I got it, but I noticed it about a week ago. I wasn’t worried at first, I thought “Oh, it’s not really cauliflower ear, it’s just small, it’ll go away”. Yeah well, it’s not going away. I know I should drain it, and I will drain it, but I haven’t yet because I think I will miss it when it’s gone. Yes it hurts, yes it’s ugly…but in a way I’m proud of it, because it is visible proof that I am a grappler.
When I told my husband that I liked it and I was actually glad that I got it, he said “Great. Take a picture of it, write a blog post about it, then drain it and get some headgear!” Oh yeah…headgear. Super. I’ve been trying to hold onto the tiny sliver of coolness that I have left, but I guess that’s over now.
|Bad ear, good ear.|