Slice of Life #1

As I mixed the water, salt, and baking soda I thought to myself, “I can’t believe I am actually doing this”. Making my own neti-pot? Pouring water through my sinuses? Don’t we spend our entire infancy learning NOT to inhale anything besides air through our nasal passages?

I had a terrible cold a few weeks ago and was just starting to kick it this past week. Then I woke up at 2am on Saturday morning, sick to my stomach. I spent the entirety of yesterday in bed, shivering and weak. Then I woke up this morning to the ugly cold rearing its head again.

By 2pm, I was so congested that I couldn’t even breathe. After doing some internet research, I decided I could make my own neti-pot to flush out my sinuses. After mixing the ingredients, I prepared to inhale. And inhale I did! Needless to say, it was not a pleasant sensation. And the worst part? It didn’t do much! Hours later, I am still congested, coughing, and sick.

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4 Responses

  1. Neti Pot!??!? Someone told me about that a few years ago. Think I should get one to have on hand going forward?

  2. And with all that you are slicing on day 1. And to think I was complaining about my bout with a week-long cold.
    Hope you are feeling better,
    Bonnie

  3. At most drug stores they have this package called sinus md or sinus rinse that has a squirt bottle and saline powder solution. You don’t have to inhale it-just lean over the sink and gently squirt up your nose. It was hard for me to do at first because my instincts kept telling me not to inhale water, but it helped tremendously. It is the first thing I use when I am getting a sinus infection now.

  4. So sorry that you’re sick … and that the neti pot didn’t help as it should have. I’ve always wondered about those things, but never been brave enough (or sick enough?) to try one.

    Hope you’re feeling better.

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