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Netti what?!

I saw this thing on an essential oils website, and in my new-found “I wanna live green” mantra I bought one – a netti pot. I originally bought it for my son as punishment for his overactive snot production; constant sniffling, blowing, and sneezing.  I throw up a little every time I think about the splatter film on the computer monitor – thank goodness it’s his laptop and I never have to touch that biology experiment!  I also bought it with him in mind because, frankly, I was divingtoo chicken to try it.  Well desperate times call for desperate measures.  I have been fighting cooties for 4 days now and I was either going to die or relive my old springboard diving day’s worst nightmare of getting water up my nose.

                                                                                                                                                                     

I guarantee I didn’t look like the girl on the package. smiling netti

 

I had to do it in the shower and I’m pretty sure I cried and I definitely said a snotcouple of bad words.  But after the first time I blew an eighth of a cup out in the form of green, thick, slime I thought maybe this wasn’t so bad. (I know I exaggerate about a lot of things, but I really applied my best math estimation skills and I don’t think I’m far off with my volume measurement.)

snot anal

After several more failed attempts I kind of figured out how to work this thing.  I’m still not sure I’m doing it right sincenetipot there is NO WAY I could do it fully clothed or with a smile, but it was successful in relieving the pressure that I thought was going to explode the right side of my head.  I even added the essential oils to combat sinus infections.

 

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When I got out of the shower I saw the light and heard angels (it was probably just every light on in my house serving as back glow since my kids don’t care that half my salary goes to electric bill and the music was my daughter’s ipad that plays non-stop) but I did feel like a million bucks!  (ok, maybe $9, 457 but that’s WAY better than I’ve felt in 4 days!)

neti ambulance

Sitting here writing this I can feel things start to get clogged up again and I’m debating getting back in the shower or risking it over the sink in just my bra and lots of towels.  But I am going to call my daughter-in-law doctor and find out the capacity of the nasal cavity, because I still think I may have blown out some of my brains on that first flushing.

FYI – I used a blend of lavender, tea tree, and rosemary.  Let me know if you want to try some (my husband swabs it in his nose with a q-tip, I think he’s too chicken to use the netti pot too but don’t tell him I said that).  ($10/10ml)

tea tree

lavrosemary

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6 comments on “Netti what?!

  1. Mystic Comfort
    April 16, 2014

    That was so funny! And you were so brave. Glad you felt better after doing it and I hope that continues!

    • Kevil
      April 16, 2014

      It didn’t fix it, but if you read Snort This you can see what really kicked my butt…I mean the infection’s butt!

  2. Dr Wixy
    April 16, 2014

    I bought a Neti Pot years ago when I was having lots of sinus problems. I don’t need it as often now, but I still use it periodically. It is rather odd to use, but it works. And, that’s what really matters

    • Kevil
      April 16, 2014

      And the fact that I didn’t have to go to the doctor…or take antibiotics (double bonus)

  3. Carrie Ann Tripp
    April 16, 2014

    I bought a bottle instead of the pot. It squirts easily and flushes everything out easily. As long as I lean over the sink with chin tucked to chest, all works great!

    • Kevil
      April 16, 2014

      I should have done that! But I’m sure it wouldn’t have been nearly as entertaining for my husband and children to stand around laughing at me while I felt like I was purposefully drowning myself ;P

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