I won’t say that I was a sickly child. However, I was more prone to sickness than were my siblings. My main trouble was with my ears. I would have horrible ear aches and would sometimes wake up with a pillow soaked in red, blood like liquid that came from my ears. Most likely it was puss mixed with ear wax and blood.
tubesin my ears. I never really understood what those tubes would do. But I do recall that I couldn't get my ears wet as long as the tubes were in my ears. I was a late swimmer because one or two summers I had tubes in my ears and could not go swimming. I was also late learning to ride a bike but I doubt I can blame my ears for that.
I can’t recall how old I was when I got the tubes inserted but I distinctly remember when I was baptized my ears were packed with Vaseline and cotton. I bet I looked stylin’. So I know I was at least eight years old when I had the tubes in.