TW: Spiders. I mean it, if you don't like spiders, or invasive spider imagery (and I know there's at least one of you Aegir), skip this.

For the last week-and-a-half, I have had a constant crackling in my right ear. You know that sound where you pour milk into a puffed rice cereal? I have been able to hear that sound for over one week. Headphones, background noise; irrelevant. I can hear it above everything.

Last night, I woke up at around 3am because I had a dream, that I had a dream, and woke up with a huge spider's nest in my ear. I may never sleep again. So very many spiders.

I feel like I'm losing my mind. The doctor is obviously not worried because it's taken nearly two weeks to get an appointment but I swear I will never eat Rice Krispies again, and I will kill every spider I ever see.

If this is a new type of tinnitus (yes I Googled my symptoms. Sue me) I don't know what I'm going to do.