Saturday, September 27, 2008

I Tried The Gravity Method

Ahhh back to school. New backpacks, new clothes, new school supplies. New cold germs flying around the classroom. Lean brought home the first cold of the new school year. Fine for her she had it two days, a week and a half later I still have it but now its morphed into a sinus infection.

So I'm in Dr. Grimm's office (remember him? the one who took my caffeine and reason for living away? He's hardcore) and he has his light shoved up my nose (that's what she said, Bee) and he says:
" Your membranes are so swollen I can't even see into your sinuses (I'm thinking he means there are too many boogers to get a good look but was just being nice) Hmmm, have you ever used a Neti Pot?"

WTF, does he think my sinuses got swollen from sniffing some illegal and potentially titillating substance with what must surely be some bong type apparatus? The indignity, the nurse already asked me if I still menstruated and now this??

Oh, it's one of those teapots for your nose. Yeah I saw that on Regis and Kelly and it weren't
pretty let me tell you.

Later I'm at home after showing my daughter and her friends the teapot for my nose, yeah they wanted to try it. I mix up the water and saline in the NasaFlo Neti Pot. I bring it up to my nostril and lean over the sink. It pours in one side and comes out the other. It's not that bad, Dr. Grimm swears by it. But you see, I have a small nose and the water goes in faster than it exits so I'm forced to snort the liquid which spews all over the sink, mirror, and surrounding counter top and is very loud. Kelly made it look easy but I'm sure there's some trick I don't know about. And I have to do it twice a day. help

eww

18 comments:

Bee said...

FIRST!!

Jean Knee said...

sorry you had to read this when I already whined and cried to you about it

Bee said...

HA HA jean knee! I mean uhm sorry to hear about your sinus problems.

I have no advice since I really don't like sticking foreign objects up nose. Except that one time...

Brian o vretanos said...

You wouldn't be able to persuade me to do that. There was a brilliant you tube video where this guy uses water, coffee and finally whisky. I'll see if I can find it and post the link later - got to go and feed Helena...

Jean Knee said...

coffee? Dr. Grimm would freak out

Melissa said...

Eww indeed! Just don't post pictures, mkay?

Millie said...

I'm with Brian. Absolutely not.

That's what "medicine" is for.

"where did my head go?" wynne said...

Haha! Y'know, my Dr. put me on the same blasted stuff (except he recommended the...saline rinse squeeze bottle instead of the pot).

It feels a little bit like drowning until you get used to it.

But I'll tell you what: I was sick for months on end--seriously, I was constantly getting infections--and because I've been washing out my nose, I haven't been sick since.

So I can't say I like it, but I like what it does for me.

(And don't pour the water so fast. Give it a little more time to make it through.)

Mr. Cocka-Doodle-Doo said...

Jean Knee--I was thinking...I mean, I know you're a bit sidetracked with your new nose-toy, but what about getting me an intern?

Mr. Cocka-Doodle-Doo said...

I could really use an intern, you know.

Mr. Cocka-Doodle-Doo said...

It would boost my...uh...credibility.

Mr. Cocka-Doodle-Doo said...

Whaddaya say?

Intern?

Intern?

Huh? C'mon. You know you want to.

Brian o vretanos said...

Or you could use a bottle cleaner.

Brian o vretanos said...

Link

Jean Knee said...

no interns!

Jean Knee said...

eww, whiskey nose rinse-why?

Chris Wood said...

Get well soon!

Try sticking credit card reminders up your nose. In my experience they get up mine automatically, so they may as well do some good!

Rhonda said...

My husband uses one of those. It's disgusting to watch...and yet I do it anyway...but it seems to really help him.