A few weeks ago Lauren complained of having a sore throat. We gave her some medicine and some echinacea and she got better. Last week Michael said he had a sore throat. Because of soccer practice in the cold and rain every day his lingered and he missed some school last week. He is now better. And then there is me. Sunday I noticed I had a sore throat. Joy joy joy! If there is anything I can’t handle it is a sore throat. Yes I can take the pain of fibromyalgia and the daily headaches and the anxiety/depression. But if you give me a sore throat I am a baby whining and wanting to be waited on hand and foot.
Yesterday I put out a desperate plea for a home remedy that would help my sinus problem. Everyone suggested the Neti Pot. I have heard the glorious raves about them. I was determined I would never use one because it’s just weird. Seriously? Pouring water up your nose will help you feel better? Really? Now I’m no swimmer (literally – I can’t swim) but even I know that water up the nose can lead to water in the lungs which can kill you. Ok! That’s just a dumb idea! And I am having no part of it. Thanks but no thanks! I will keep downing all the cold/sinus medicine we have in this house until I feel better.
Well, that was my plan until about 8:30 last night when the pressure in my sinus’ was horrendous. For real? Why so much pressure! Can’t I just stick a pin in my face and relieve the pressure? It seems like that would feel so much better. But I knew somewhere in my pained brain that that wouldn’t actually do anything but create a hole in my face. So, I texted Ron (who was working out at the gym – JERK) and asked him to stop at the store and buy me a neti pot. See how desperate I was? So sad!
When he came home and dropped it on the bed in front of me he smirked and walked out.
He didn’t think I would actually do it. He thinks he knows everything. HMPH! I opened it up and read the directions. I promptly took it all straight to the bathroom before I lost my nerve. And Dadgumit if I didn’t pour salt water up my nose. I felt ridiculous and after glancing at myself in the mirror I knew I LOOKED ridiculous. I managed to only pour it down my throat one time. I was pretty proud. I must admit that I did feel less pressure after using it although I don’t understand why. Even after reading the explanation of how it works I still didn’t understand it. But there are a ton of things I do everything that I don’t understand how they work but I do them anyway.
So, I’m still not sure how pouring salt water up your nose takes the sinus pressure away. But I’m glad that it did. I’m actually off to use it again because my face feels like a gigantic bruise and my ears are hurting. I wonder if you pour salt water in your ears if that will help clear them up to. Hmmmmmmmmmmm I’ll let you know!
Anyway, I’m not convinced that I am in love with the neti pot yet. But if it takes this pain away then I am ok with it. So, I’m off to pour salt water up my nose! Makes perfect sense to me……..NOT!