Thursday, September 16, 2010

We are down, but not defeated.

Well, actually, maybe we are.

 We have fought a hard battle but, from the looks of my couches right now, we may have lost.

Taken in defeat are two of my children - finally succombing to the enemy last night - and now propped with pillows, armed with Kleenex and engrossed in their chapter books.  Or iCarly.  I can't be certain when teachers might be reading.

Ragweed, you are a force to be reckoned with.

Last weekend, I faced death head-on in the form of a sinus headache.  I wrote my obituary, picked out a proper burial ensemble, and chose some beautiful hymns I wanted sung at my funeral.  Actually, I didn't, but I felt like I should have.  And, like the generous mother that I am, I have passed down my allergies to two of my children. 

Every year, the enemy comes and we go to battle once again.  A teaspoon of local honey?  Got it.  Claritin?  Yep.  Neti Pot.  Gross...but, yes...we have that too.

Actually, the whole Neti Pot phenomenon is crazy.  It's totally disgusting and yet satisfying all at the same time.  If you don't know what it is, let me explain.  You basically take this cute little teapot, fill it with salt water, and then pour it up your nose.  The water goes up one nostril and out the other and it's like sending your sinuses through the car wash. 

If you're reading this on your lunch break, I apologize.

Anyway, we're prayerfully on the road to recovery.  Although I have not left my first love - the Z-pack - I have found a new delight in Advil Cold and Sinus.  The kind with the Psueoephedrine that the dealers use to make Meth.  I could probably pick some up for a bargin at some trap in the 'hood but I'm pretty sure they're not adhering to FDA standards when their cooking it down in their garage kitchens.  Just sayin'.

On another note, thank you for heading over and visiting Jedidiah's website and representing!  Y'all are an awesome bunch!

Have a great afternoon!

11 comments:

Traci said...

Go get Mucinex D - it's in the red box- in Tennessee you have to ask the pharmacist for it b/c you can make meth with it, but it doesn't require a prescription. Take one of those in the morning and a couple of tylenol if you have a headache- IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE- it's the only thing I have been able to find that can handle the mind-numbing headaches. It is magical! (And a little bit expensive $25 for 24- but sooooo worth it)

Mandy said...

Hope you're all feeling better soon! It caught me on Saturday and after days of Mucinex on top of the normal allergy meds and tons of water and OJ, it's on it's way out the door. Presently, it's trying to get my girls down and they're not giving in so easily.

And yes...Mucinex is awesome!!

Mandy said...

Hope you're all feeling better soon! It caught me on Saturday and after days of Mucinex on top of the normal allergy meds and tons of water and OJ, it's on it's way out the door. Presently, it's trying to get my girls down and they're not giving in so easily.

And yes...Mucinex is awesome!!

Mandy said...

Hope you're all feeling better soon! It caught me on Saturday and after days of Mucinex on top of the normal allergy meds and tons of water and OJ, it's on it's way out the door. Presently, it's trying to get my girls down and they're not giving in so easily.

And yes...Mucinex is awesome!!

The B4 said...

I told Kirk the more it burns with the Neti Pot, the better. Totally gross, but it feels so good afterwards. Hope your crew is better!

Birdie Pearl said...

NASONEX!!!! We face the same enemy over here at our house! Nasonex takes a few days to work, but has totally allowed us to enjoy being outside without being doped-up on all the oral
meds. Its a prescription but so worth it! Take care and pray all are better soon!

These Three Kings said...

Praying you all feel better soon!

Dina said...

I can't remember how I "stumbled" upon your blog, but I'm glad I did.

Polly said...

Hope you feel better soon. my better half is an ent and swears by mucinex. your blog is fabulous! Have you heard "Beautiful Feet" by Lecrae? Makes me think of y'all

Deidra said...

Aww man! The allergies! I've gotta go with you on that Neti-Pot. Weird, but it works. Here's hoping you all are soon claiming the title as allergy champions of the world!

Jen said...

Just love my neti pot too... has been a life saver. Just remember to dry your nostrils well after it, or else left-over water may worsen the sinus infection.
Read a lot and found some great questions answered here:
http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/neti/jalaneti_faq.asp
That's when I got the courage and haven't looked back since. Kudos to the neti pot.