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Good evening kids.

I get pretty frequent sinus infections, I'm not actually allergic to anything (just had the blood tests to verify) and I'm tired of this bullshit. I've finally looked into doing  nasal irrigations to see if i can better get my shit to drain properly instead of harboring all this crap letting it simmer just under infection levels only to strike every 3-4 months with no warning.  I had a pretty sexy chest congestion thing happening about 2 weeks ago, coughing up lung butter and shit and then it started  making my sinus symptoms flare up so I tried to preemptively thwart it  last Friday with the day off and all.  I wake up, get the sea salt and this is what I produced.  It's not exactly a pleasant, invigorating experience like hardcore advocates of daily neti want you to believe, but looking at all this sure makes me feel productive!  Enjoy.



for scale.  that big one that i'm playing with there isn't even what drained.  I sucked that fucker from the BACK into my throat and then spit it out.  I tend to have about 3-4 of those nice mucous plugs every day about an hour after I wake up and start moving around.  It makes for an awkward train commute if I don't have any tissues, which is usually the case.


the sink is really gross too. i don't care.


mmmm. blobtastic.


those 2 big fuckers on opposite sides of the drain were the plugs that are so far back in my sinuses that they can't be flushed.  they can only be sucked back and hocked out.  and they have a very firm, solid central mass with trailing  viscous phlegm.  I play with them in my mouth before spitting them out.


the whole sinkfull of that mess.

NOM NOM NOM nose slugs



The end.  Also, I did this last Friday and Saturday and my sinuses haven't been a problem all week so I definitely cleared the badness out for real.

OH also. I don't actually have a proper netipot.

I've been using warm water and sea salt in the small milk/cream pitcher.  you know the little pitcher that comes with a milk and sugar set for coffee?

yeah, that.  and then i put it back in the cupboard.

(X-POSTED to [community profile] too_much_info , hence the gross post script)

Date: 2008-07-10 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightcastle.livejournal.com
Yeah, I think this qualifies for Too much Info. :)

Date: 2008-07-10 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelly-bean.livejournal.com
blobtastic!

dude, that's amazing all that stuff was lodged up in there. do you cough frequently also because of it, like you need to loosen something? i only ask cos Carter has this persistent, annoying cough and maybe we should irrigate him too.

Date: 2008-07-10 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sxxk1ttn.livejournal.com
i dont have a cough perse. I am pretty constantly sucking stuff back and then giving a little cough to get it into my mouth to spit out. but the throat clearing isn't actually the culprit, its the wicked postnasal drip and mucous plugs that dangle at the very back end of my sinuses.

My mom has that cough too though. and my coworker. that is definitely caused by allergies. sorta like a low grade anaphalaxis. See if some over the counter allergy meds help- claritin, zyrtec, etc.

Date: 2008-07-10 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelly-bean.livejournal.com
hm, that's something to think about! we thought it was some acid reflux thing and he took prilosec for a while but it didn't do anything except make his poop weird. and he stopped smoking pot almost 8 months ago, but he still has this cough! i have some generic claritin at home, maybe i'll try to pop him some of that. but it old him, if we're goign to be together for the rst of our lives, you've GOT to do something about that cough cos it is DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!! during a tv show, cough cough, out at a movie or dinner, cough cough. i thought he was just hypochondriac and wanted attention, but it kept on going. sometimes i hear a bit of a phlegm rattle.

Date: 2008-07-10 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stoopidfresh.livejournal.com
DAYUM, girl. Even yo BOOGERS is sexy.


(grin)

Hope you feel better.

Remind me never to have coffee at your house.

Date: 2008-07-10 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sxxk1ttn.livejournal.com
i'm a tea drinker myself!

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