[wherein Lady Susan discusses bodily functions. Some people believe bodily functions have no place in public discourse (ahem…Yola). However, good news must be shared and if that good news involves bodily fluids, well then so be it.]
I find that I am often called upon to revise formerly-made snap judgments. A while ago, I was reading a blog where the author made repeated references to a severe sinus problem and how she found relief through the use of a netty pot. I was a bit disgruntled about the fact that I had to read on multiple occasions about bodily functions (see note above). Really? Do you need to share your snot problems with the world at large? Please don’t.
I was then, what you would call an unbeliever.
However, that wasn’t the last I heard of the netty pot. Soon, everyone around me was speaking of it. My sister, Mr. F., Mr. F.’s family, a friend at the lab, etc.
Well, I have my own snot problems. (Doesn’t everybody?) I am plagued with a semi-permanent plugged up nose resulting from seasonal allergies, colds, or if luck will have it, both. I think I might have stopped breathing out of my left nostril permanently, and something has taken up roost there. I can’t be certain. And as all my close friends and family were raving about this miracle product, I was hesitant to dismiss it out of hand.
“Perhaps I should try it out,” I thought. I fell back to the old cliché, “where there is smoke, there must be fire.”
So I tried it.
Perhaps it is the fact that I now have twice the amount of oxygen being shunted to my brain, but I am feeling a little bit giddy.
Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I’m in love, I’m a believer!
I couldn’t leave her if I tried.
Stop the bandwagon because I want to get on--I’m a believer!
Seriously, I have been a user now for quite a few months, and I am willing to cry with the others:
I would say it is like snorting crack but without the illegal substances.
(And because I am completely naive when it comes to drug use, I actually had to look up just now if a person can actually snort crack. You can’t. You snort coke. I suggest you do neither, but instead go out and get a netty pot.)
My preferred brand of netty pot solution (although, it is the only one I have tried):
1 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
Shake this up in some warm water in your little pot and let it flow. I then repeat the process for the other side.