Monday, September 10, 2007

Sinuses: All Clear!

When my friend Boobers (bonus! actual family nickname!) found out I was getting a Neti Pot, he said he really wanted to see it in-action. Well, it arrived today, and, never one to disappoint, I've put together a little video demonstration. (N.B., I do only one nostril in the video. Most people do both.)


Blogger bitchphd said...

I have a cold, you asshole. Do I need neti pot envy on top of everything else? No, I do not.

10/9/07 10:38 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Sorry, B. I figured the People's Republic of California doled out all the hippie trappings, including neti pots, to all its citizenry. Hope you feel better.

10/9/07 10:49 PM  
Blogger bitchphd said...

Hippie shmippie. I'm going to send PK to bed and take a decongestant and then go to bed myself.

10/9/07 11:01 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

That's the first substance I've willingly put up my nose... and it was fucking awesome. I needz one a demz! You think it helps with sleep apnea(aka my bear snoring)?

11/9/07 1:16 AM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

macbook + powernerd + netipot = stanley's latest vlog

11/9/07 10:41 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

jon: I really should have recorded your first neti experience. "This is weird!" Heh.

t(h)om: Don't you use a neti pot, too? If so, how often?

11/9/07 10:46 AM  
Blogger t(h)om said...


welcome to the fold.

11/9/07 2:01 PM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

oh and jon: your bear snoring can be remedied by the cunning use of breath-right nasal strips.

also good for yoga classes and marathon-running.

11/9/07 2:02 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Didn't you used to mock my neti pot usage?

11/9/07 2:33 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Beth: It's true. I was skeptical. But no longer! So thanks for being the first person to make me aware of the neti.

11/9/07 4:52 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Damn! -- I came up with a funny comment but it was dependent on a form of HTML marker which your comments do not appear to allow.

11/9/07 6:04 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Probably all for the best -- it was not even all that funny, on second thought.

11/9/07 6:05 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

What form of HTML marker, TMK?

11/9/07 6:08 PM  
Blogger Ben Wolfson said...

Sleep apnea ≠ snoring, and it's a serious condition.

11/9/07 6:31 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

strike thru, Stanley -- my idea, kinda lame in retrospect, was to talk about using a neti pot, with "a neti" struck thru. You can see how that would be kinda briefly funny.

11/9/07 7:16 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Hmph. I didn't know "strike" wasn't accepted. Stupid Blogger™.

Not sure what ben is on-about w/r/t/ sleep apnea, but then again, I don't suffer from it, nor do I snore. Oh, and my farts smell like roses.

11/9/07 9:47 PM  
Blogger Ben Wolfson said...

Take a look at the fourth comment in this thread, nose water boy.

11/9/07 10:53 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Oh, well, yeah. I figured jon was wrong. He's wrong all the time.

I thought you might elucidate the difference between sleep apnea and snoring (which seems to be a symptom), or perhaps tell us an amusing and/or heart-wrenching story about sleep apnea.

11/9/07 11:01 PM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

sleep apnea is an intermittent cyclic closing off of the airway as the patient progresses into deeper sleep cycles. the problem being that one who suffers from sleep apnea never gets to the deepest, "recharge" stages of sleep, because they are consistently roused from sleep, though they may never regain full consciousness and be aware of it.

the problem is prolific among the obese and can be easily treated with a little bilateral positive airway pressure (BiPAP).

It can be, but is not necessarily concommitant with snoring.

12/9/07 9:45 AM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

it's treated with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and apparently, playing the didgeridoo helps. also, stop smoking, drinking, and taking sedatives before bedtime.

Read more about sleep apnea

12/9/07 9:53 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Thanks, t(h)om! Your comment jogged my memory: I had read about sleep apnea before—specifically, President Taft's sleep apnea:

On one occasion, Senator Watson told a just-awakened Taft: "Mr. President, you are the largest audience that I ever put entirely to sleep in all my political experience." Taft "laughed heartily and took no umbrage whatever."

12/9/07 9:59 AM  
Blogger Ben Wolfson said...

the problem being that one who suffers from sleep apnea never gets to the deepest

The other problem being that it can cause you to DIE.

12/9/07 10:09 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Consultation with my wife reveals that the person she knew who had sleep apnea used nasal irrigation as part of his therapy, and found it helpful. Apnea made him (a) snore loudly and (b) be scared that he would die.

12/9/07 10:56 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

The other problem being that it can cause you to DIE.

Yeah, yeah. B-wo has a point. Move it along, people. Nothing to see here.

13/9/07 1:57 AM  
Blogger lewjamster said...

hey, your facial hair is looking sharp, killer ! =0) I love the video. Things are good here in Boston; i'll send you an update via email soon.

13/9/07 5:32 PM  

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