Me and my neti pot.... we're best friends now. Whodathunk? I've seen these silly looking things on either Oprah or the new Dr. Oz show and thought, "No Way!"
I was even rummaging around my sister's medicine cabinet one day looking for an antacid, any antacid, but found her neti pot instead, "OMG! Do you actually use this thing?"
She did. She loved it. Highly recommended it! Bleh! Have you ever seen anyone use a neti pot? Well, I watched Dr. Oz stick this spout up his nose and run water from this tea pot looking thing up into his brain and out the other side. Let me tell you, it gave me pause. It was like a magic trick one of your idiot classmates would pull in third grade science class. You know the one. Billy Bonkers who's always gettin' himself in trouble. Yes, in 1962, if Billy Bonkers brought a neti pot to school, run water up into his brain and out the other side, touting medicinal purposes, his ass would have been tossed down to the principal's office in less that 5 minutes and everyone in school would have heard about it in less than 10 minutes and in about 12 minutes everyone in town could hear, "Eeeeeeeeewwwwe!!!" coming from about 350 kids.
So, here's the low down. Ever since my return from wonderful, beautiful and sunny Los Angeles, I've been sick with what I was sure was a mild case of swine flu. Low grade fever, stuffed nose, cough, tired... you name it (but not that thank God!) I had it! I even googled, "quit smoking get sick" and found soooo many others who had the same symptoms after quitting smoking. Apparently, your body really knows how to fight back when it wants it's fix! Finally, Friday I went to the doctor and I have the sinus infection from Hell! He gives me an antibiotic and suggests I get a neti pot!
Well, after one use of that silly looking thing, I am in love! I can breath! I plan on having an ongoing relationship with neti for the rest of my born days. I actually felt well enough to leave my humble abode and go eat some sushi with a friend. Thank you, Janet, for suggesting I might not actually have H1N1 and may only have a sinus infection and that I should see my doctor! Who knew that pouring water into your brain would be good for you? Makes me wonder where Billy Bonkers is today.
Maybe, next, I'll even try yoga!!