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Jan. 9th, 2008

Man, I yarked up the most disgusting loogie of all time this morning. I spent about 10 minutes in a hot shower horking out all the mucous I could, and right at the end I felt something come loose in my head, so I gave a mighty snort and this...thing came out. It was black and green and red and had this texture, I guess I'd call it curdled milk texture, that had me so close to vomiting. Oh man, it was glorious. It was kind of like coughing up a tumor. There may have been some brain matter in it. Well, I felt pretty great after that. Now I can feel things starting to stuff up again. I think I'm going to have a huge bowl of super spicy pho tonight and then get in a really hot shower right after and try to do it again.


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Jan. 9th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
hahaha, you're so gross.. thanks for sharing!
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
And my dog's gaping hole grossed you out?
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Well, lots of stuff grosses me out. That doesn't mean I don't like talking about it! :)
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you're sick.

And it's absolutely disgusting what a fan I am of ridding one's body of gross medical discharge. I read your post with total suspense, cheering at the dislodging of the snot tumor.
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
There was some TMI SDMB thread where a few people talked about dislodging some big chunk of smelly crud form the back of their mouth somewheres, and I've always wondered if I had a chunk of smelly crud in the back of my mouth somewhere, just yearning to be free.
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah I think I read that. But the smelly crud was like a hard mineral deposit or plaque or something like that. I always wondered if I had one building up somewhere too. Maybe they are dissolved by alcohol, so we don't have them. ;)
Jan. 10th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
I haven't read the thread but it sounds like they are referring to tonsiliths. My son horked one up while visiting a couple months ago and it was indeed stinky and gross.

As for the clearing something so weird and spectacular from your sinuses that you just have to tell someone, the story sounds familiar.

I'd like to add, if you really want to see some unusual stuff come out of your sinuses, get a neti pot. Since I've had mine I am COMPLETELY off my asthma meds. I am a believer, hallelujah!
Jan. 10th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, what an awesome post. Hey, did you find it hard to use the neti pot? I've thought about getting one before but if you're like constantly gagging up booger water or something. ;)
Jan. 11th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
It was first suggested to me by a pulmonary rheumatology specialist after I was referred to her for treatment. My family doc and pulmonologist had exhausted all their treatment ideas and my breathing was no better and I was in heart failure from the steroids. My ejection fraction was 40%.

I was so desperate I would have tried anything. After a couple weeks of daily rinses I finally conjured up that mystery ball and mucous plug. I was better by the next day and after another week of daily rinses my sinuses were clear, the wheezing went away and I was able to stop ALL the pills and inhalers. Not coincidently, I haven't had a cold since then either.

As for the "booger water" 99% of it runs right thru. The rest is cleared by leaning forward and exhaling, the instructions come with the neti pot. The whole procedure takes maybe 5-10 minutes. DO IT. Join the cult. (all I need is one more convert and I get the free toaster)

Jan. 20th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)

I use this. At the suggestion of my doc last year when I was having trouble getting rid of a cough... too much post nasal drip. It's weird at first, but I actually really like it now. It helps me breathe better sometimes.

I've never tried a pot, but I have heard this is not as complicated as a pot.
Jan. 9th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. I love these kind of nasty stories!
Jan. 10th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Goddamnit, now I'm hungry.
Jan. 10th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
This is so gross but I admire the vivid imagery so much.
Jan. 10th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
I did some like that after my sinus surgery. It's kind of fascinating.
Jan. 10th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
Oh god, I had the mos unbelievable crap come out of my nose after sinus surgery. It ALMOST made up for the discomfort and pain of the recovery.
Jan. 10th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
So if you held it by the edge, would it just sort of expand like a teardrop towards the floor and break off? Or would it all just sit there? Did you keep it? I would keep it.
Jan. 10th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
I imagine it went scampering toward the drain before it could be captured, or maybe it kind of got stuck on the drain, with a different parts trying to escape down different holes.

(Hi Paul)
Jan. 10th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
Jan. 10th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Isn't it amazing, the stuff that comes out of your head sometimes....

I can't compete with your tumorloogie. Best I've had is probably the HUGE lump of earwax I got out once. The doc told me I had excessive earwax, and I should use one of those OTC ear-cleaning things. Well, I did, for several days, and then when I was washing my ear out afterwards, this enormous wad of wax plopped out. I swear, it wax about an inch long and shaped like a football. For all the world, I have no idea how something that large fit in my ear.
Jan. 10th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
That's pretty awesome. I remember reading something similar on the SD a while back, I wonder if it was you. Ever since I have wanted to do the same and see if I could get some gold out.
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