Thankful for Saline
This time of year, my kids’ activities start escalating towards critical mass and life starts to be about fitting holiday events and commitments into our normal hectic schedule of work, school, and play. This week alone, AG performs in her school musical, we have a houseguest from out-of-town, and Thanksgiving, as you already know, will be hosted by your favorite Asthma Mom this year. Oh, and did I mention the nasty, nasty (And I mean that in the phlegmy sense of the word. *shudder*) cold the Sidekick picked up and passed along to me, who passed it along to AG?
We’ve all recovered nicely and I’d be more stressed out than I am were I not sinusitis-free despite my sinus cavities’ natural proclivities to devolve into infection at the merest whisper of congestion. And that’s thanks to one of the most powerful weapons I use during cold and flu season:
Whatever you call it, however you use it, this stuff completes me.
Every year I tell this story: when I developed severe, chronic sinusitis and spent months on antibiotics, trying to get some relief, a physician’s assistant taught me how to mix my own nasal washes. Using them several times a day finally cleared me up and, as a preventative measure when I’m sick, helped keep the sinus infections away ever since.
I love them. I swear by them.
I am not exaggerating even a little bit.