Friday, November 14, 2008

Ah, Decongestants

How I miss you, Sudafed. There has been only one other instance in my life where I've been denied your fast-acting powers. This occurred when I went to visit my hippie sister in Phoenix and suffered a severe allergic reaction to the desert. She tried to unblock my head with tea and concoctions based in nature, but to no avail. After two days of misery, I drove myself to Safeway and cracked open the drugs right there in the aisle. The relief was instantaneous and mind-blowing.

If only I could do the same right now. If only the mint tea I've been drinking or eucalyptus snorts did anything real to dry out my head. Why did nobody warn me that I would have to forgo decongestants if I wanted to reproduce? I am starting to wonder, in the depths of my sinus pressure, if it's even a fair trade. That's a horrible thing to say. But my cheeks are pounding against my glasses. I haven't had a lick of morning sickness or any nausea to speak of. I've been basically symptom free. And then I got this cold.

Someone come over here and puncture my face so all this crap drains out of it and I can think clearly. I don't even get ill. I haven't been ill in eons. I really can't remember the last time. I get a cold every now and then, but I just take some Sudafed and I'm good to go. Do you think I am being punished for my fear of flu shots?

8 comments:

Em said...

Do you have a sinus rinse bottle? Those suckers will unclog you but good.

Laura V said...

Neti pot!

I took a Sudafed the other night. The pressure was so bad that my ears hurt!

Valtastic said...

Can you use nasal spray? That stuff works better than sudafed... I found it one say and loved it ever since. Or simple salin solution works if your not allowed chemicals...

PS Way to make your child feel guilty before they are born... wait until he/she reads this.. ;)

Katy said...

just bought a bottle of the saline nose spray. it did basically nothing except trickle into my mouth and make me gag. i am going to try riding my bike to down town just to get some air and move my body in a non-impact way. (it's downhill the whole way)

Valtastic said...

Don't let it pour down your nose.. use it as a spray.. ie don't tip the bottle backwards...

PeaceLoveMath said...

I was going to suggest the neti pot. Susan demonstrated for me when we stayed at your house last weekend!!

(If the bike ride is down hill the whole way there...that has bad implications for the ride home!)

p said...

yeah neti pot neti pot

Katy said...

i think i'll send corey out for a neti pot. and not to fear! i met corey with the car and DROVE up the hill on the way home. it was nice to be outside for a bit, though i kept having to blow my nose at red lights.