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jennifer steinfeldt  warren

April 9, 2005 at 3:20 PM

Well, my recital is tomorrow afternoon. I'm not freaked out about it anymore. I'm excited about seeing the people who are coming to support me. It will be fun. I've got some sort of sinus/flu stupidness and to make matters even DUMBER I was retarted and stuck a q-tip in my ear last night because it was hurting and draining a bit and I punctured my eardrum. My husband rushed me to the ER but it was really busy and stopped bleeding hard. It is still bleeding off and on but I think it will be fine. No hearing loss and no dizziness or any of that. So...I am taking an antibiotic and that should keep infection out. I was freaked out for awhile but not so much anymore. Wish me luck. There are a lot of politics that have surfaced lately in the violin department at school that has the student body and faculty all at each other but it makes me more sad than mad now. I can't really go into it. I just want everyone to be friends. (Jennifer coughs up something gross ewww!!!). I had a dream last night that I had a box of kleenex on the piano beside me and a garbage can by my feet and any time the piano was playing, I'd cough and blow my nose. It was pretty funny, actually.
I've managed to perform several times without the shakies in the last few days, so that makes me way WAY less stressed about tomorrow. I just hope I have the stamina to play through the Beethoven concerto after Mozart 3(allegro) Bach largo and allegro assai (Sonata 3) and Ysaye Sonata 2 mvt. 1. I think the adrenalin will pull me through it. Well. Signing off. If anyone has ever had the flu or Bronchial stuffs and a punctured eardrum that doesn't seem to be too serious, let me know the best protocall. I know not to get water in it...and ibprofin for the pain and antibiotics...but any herbal remedy? Something that I wouldn't find on a normal medical website? I'll get it checked on Monday if I can get an appt. FOr a musician, wow, imagine loosing my right ear hearing!!! Besides all that...or maybe in spite...I am well. In good mental shape and spirits if my body is attacking me!!!
Sals,
JW

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