Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Still Here - can you hand me my netti pot?

We are still here, and doing well. The sinus infection should be all cleared up by Sunday. I rushed to the doctor's office on Monday - of course I am not a doctor, but I play one at home - so, naturally, I said to the nurse "listen, I don't think you can possibly understand the importance of me being healthy in, like, 5 minutes from now. So....here is what I am proposing. (1) you give me an injection of antibiotics STAT (2) an inhaler would be a pleasant addition to my life (3) could I please have a nasal spray (4) definite oral antibiotics and (5) any other form of complete WIPE OUT OF COLD/ALLERGY/VIRUS/GERM you can offer me - That's what I want! ***smile****

So, aside from the injection of antibiotics, I got everything I wanted. When we discussed the inhaler, she said it would open my lungs a bit, to which I asked "do you think it would help me make it to the podium in Paris???" no such luck. Ah well.

Many friends have openly offered their advice on sinus infection remedies - overwhelmingly endorsed the netti pot!!!! I went right out and bought my first netti pot tonight. I am going to capitalize this - THE NETTI POT IS MY NEW BEST FRIEND! I never thought that I would say that, but it's true. The feeling one gets by gently encouraging warm salt water to flow in one nostril and out the other is nearing euphoric - I know, the thought of anything coming out your nose sounds an awful lot like the laughing attack and Coca-Cola coming out, but this felt amazing. So, if it works, I am game...it feels good.

Tonight, I added to my list of things to pack: Hot Beef Jerky, Smoked Paprika, and Ranch Dressing Powder packets. Add those to Jell-o, Peanut Butter, Jelly Belly Sports Beans, and my netti pot and you've got one hell of a party in Paris......Bring it on!!!


  1. What's a netti pot? Does it involve putting a towel on your head and inhaling vapors?

  2. Dear God. Ear candling will be next. :)

    Feel better, Laura! I'm sending you my health...I'd gladly take that sinus infection if it meant you being able to enjoy Paris more!

  3. I am wondering what the heck a netti potti is as well??? Feel well and run like Hell ladies.....Blog to us will you!!