Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What's that I smell?

Dear Neti Pot,

I love you.

This morning I woke up for the first time in...um...hold on while I do the math...MY ENTIRE LIFE without being congested. I've only used you once and already your magic is working. Your sweet, beautiful magic.

At first I was a little turned off by the concept of you because, really, that's gross. Warm salty water up and out the nose? Ew. But I'm a believer now, honey. I'm a believer because I wasn't joking about the morning congestion. Every single morning. For 33 years. 33 years of sounding like a man in the morning. Not to mention the whole not being able to breathe part.

But this morning I woke up with the smell of victory in my nose. Victory over impacted sinuses. And you know what? It smelled good.

Hugs and Kisses,


Rach said...

I think that's some ancient Brazilian remedy, because every guy I know that went there on his mission (which is quite a few, actually) has used that method at some time or another in my presence. I don't know why I got to be the lucky one to witness it, but I've also seen its effectiveness. I'm so glad you got a clear morning! Are you going to start singing soprano in the ward choir?

Laura said...

Yay! So glad it worked. And gross. But thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Okay, I just have to say...You are 80 years old! I just think the fact that this is your blog topic, makes me think of a bunch of old women sitting around over pie discussing their health issues. You know I love you!
I am really genuinely happy for you!

themayerfamily said...

I had no idea what you were talking about and so I googled it. Youtube has some wonderful demonstrations. Did you do the recommended excersises after the neti pot treatmens? Just wondering. Worth a try!

Shayla said...

So that really works? I saw it on Oprah of all places a while back and tried to convince my mom to be the guinea pig for it because it kind of grosses me out. She wasn't up for it. Good too know that it really does work on a real person.