Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Strange Noises, It's All in My Head

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Strange Noises, It's All in My Head

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Sarah-JOY

PIERCE

gUEST Columnist

news@dailymercury.com.au

THIS column is difficult for me to write...I can't do it without scratching my ear every two seconds.

This week, I read an article about a British woman who heard scratching noises in her ear, only to discover that a fly had laid flesh-eating maggots in her brain.

I apologise to anyone who is eating breakfast ... there's just no pretty way to say that.

The reason I'm so grossed-out by that story is because once, that could have been me.

It was a few years ago, just before I got married.

I was living with two of my best friends in a house which we affectionately called the 'Slanty House of Horrors' -- we had a small tree growing through our kitchen floor, if that gives you an idea.

One night, I woke up and I could hear this really loud scratching noise in my right ear. …

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