Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Did I Mention That I Am Sick?


I woke up on Tuesday morning with a vicious sore throat and I took to my bed.
While rummaging around in one of the bathroom cabinets looking for something to relieve my symptoms I discovered this very Neti Pot and packages of a saline mixture. I had forgotten all about having it. I immediately started irrigating my sinuses every couple of hours and I think it has had a marvelous result. I've been able to breathe and I think this little device is going to keep the cold from traveling into my chest. Fingers crossed. It has been years since I've had been sick and I blame it on this warm weather. 
Other things that are helping: watching movies in bed and drinking plenty of liquids. I was glad I could bring my laptop into the bedroom so I could still manage my blog. I hope I can stay awake to watch Revenge tonight. See you tomorrow.

21 comments:

Sue said...

Oh, I hope you feel better soon. Rest, good movies, and maybe some good hot tea. I've heard those neti pots work, but I'm not so sure I'd try one......

Jenny Jones said...

Feel better soon!

Bonnie said...

Oh my, I hope you feel better soon. I, too, am happy you could continue to post.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Feel better, Rosemary. I have heard of those pots, I could just never stand to get water in my nose when I am swimming. Is it something like that? Feel better, friend.

@coolgreenpines said...

Yes, please get better although it doesn't sound a huge burden being bed-ridden, watching TV, etc. Just saying. LOL!

Btw a friend of mine swears by peroxide swabbing when feeling ill. She swabs her nostrils and ears to kill virus. Yup.

Millie said...

I've always associated Neti pots with unwashed hippies - now I'll REALLY have to change that thought! Hope you can banish the evil bugs very quickly Rosemary & you are back to full health pronto.
Millie xx

Lee Owenby said...

Don't forget lots of fluids. Hope you feel better soon.

juniper said...

I swear by my netti pot, those things work so well!

Rest up, take care of yourself, hug Webster a ton and feel better soon!! <3

Katie said...

I hope you feel better soon, Rosemary! I gargle with Bragg's apple cider vinegar when I have a sore throat. It's unfiltered so it has the "mother" in it -- and that's what kills everything. You can gargle straight or add water to it.
Sometimes I drink 8 oz room temp water, 2 teaspoons of the vinegar and honey to taste. It smells worse than it tastes..!
Rest up!

Anonymous said...

It's the end of the 5th day of my cold - the lack of energy is the toughest part. Just returned from a meeting and I off to bed. I plan to make an appointment tomorrow . . . if I have a little pot stashed away, I surely would find it and use it.
Be careful. Don't pounce back too fast.
REST
FLUIDS
Webster on your feet
A good movie or TV show
I'm banking on your turn about by the end of the week.
Linda

Anonymous said...

Get well soon; I enjoy seeing and hearing what you're up to! (Neti pots are something wonderful aren't they?)

mytwocentsworth said...

Being sick is such a downer, isn't it. Take care!

Tricia said...

I have been following your blog for a while and always enjoy it.

Hope you feel better soon.

Tina said...

I hope you'll be feeling up to snuff very soon!

(Nero pots work wonders!)

Yvette said...

Feel better soon. This is a rotten time to be sick. (Well, when is it a good time?) Take care.

Gail, in northern California said...

Be well soon, Rosemary. I do hope Mr. Webster, your faithful companion, is by your side.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear your not feeling well. Sore throats can really bring you to a stop. Stay warm and rest up.

Kathy

Karen said...

Rosemary,
I've actually heard about Neti pots but had forgotten until now. I may have to look into getting one. I hope you kick this cold to the curb soon...Webster will help!
Karen

WhitneyJoy said...

Get feeling better soon!

Stacey Snacks said...

Did the Neti Pot work?
I have one and am so scared to use it, I have read it takes some getting used to. Glad you are on the mends as I write this.

Kiki Chaos said...

I have a neti pot hidden in a bathroom drawer too. I never use it but I really should. Never thought it would work for colds. Good to hear :)