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I started feeling crummy on Friday and it persisted through the weekend. I don't feel horrible, but just tired and a little achy and my sinuses feel gross. I keep smelling this gross smell, kind of like when you get a buildup of pus or whatever in your earing hole and then you squeeze your ear and you get it on your finger and sniff it and it smells gross, but then you sniff it again because you have to and get grossed out, so you wash your hands really well, but then you sniff your finger AND IT STILL SMELLS GROSS. Anyway, kinda like that smell, so it's making me think I have a sinus infection. I'm going to stop by Longs on the way home and see if they sell those neti pots all my FL keeps raving about and try it out. No time like having rotting sinuses to try the old salt water flush.

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kimboosan
Apr. 7th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
You don't need a 'neti pot.' Use an ear syring, one of those big blue rubber bulby things (yeah, you see how far MY medical background goes). As for the process itself, I vouch for it whole heartedly, because nasal irrigation really does wonders. Disgusting, yeah, but miraculous. Really.
democritus
Apr. 7th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
I think I would be kind of afraid to squeeze something up there, you know? I don't want to push anything back in the wrong way, heh. I like the idea of just pouring it through. :)
tpbrcombo
Apr. 8th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
You ...you squeeze pusbags in your ear and sniff your finger??
democritus
Apr. 8th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
You never did that? Did you ever get your ear pierced?
sugar_mcduff
Apr. 8th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
I would like to second the sentiment of this question.
microknot
Apr. 8th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Use a turkey baster bulb thingy, and squeeze gently so the water flows into your nose gently not squeeze so that it creates pressure.

I had a deviated septum in high school and had to have nose surgery, and it was not pretty during recovery. huge amounts of gross blood clotty things would be pulled out, and I had to rinse the sinus with salt water and a turkey baster, so it can be done exactly like a neti pot. I think people use neti pots if they dont have a turkey baster:)

What up with the texas holdem tourney? I am ready to play!
democritus
Apr. 8th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
I ended up just bringing home a 60 cc syringe and doing it that way. It kind of felt like I was drowning at first, but afterwards it felt pretty good. I didn't get any water coming out of my mouth, so that's good.

Oh man, I forgot all about the cards! We'll have to do that soon. Hey, are you thinking of getting your ham radio license?
microknot
Apr. 8th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
I have to get a ham radio to fly my Paraglider with the big boys, and launch from Mt. St Helena. I am trying to get my New Zealand PG-2 rating recognized by the US group, and the only way I can do that is fly with observers, and I have to be equipped US style to do it.
democritus
Apr. 8th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Cool, well there's a repeater right near you on Mt Jackson that I can easily hit with my handheld, so we can yak it up on there.
microknot
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Of course it will be fun to play around with as well, awesome to bring camping. Where did you get your little model? that is exactly the kind of radio I would need to get.
democritus
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
I got mine from Universal Radio. A lot of people get ham stuff from HRO, but they have a store in state, so you pay sales tax. HRO has a store in Oakland though, so it's definitely the go to place for big money items, so you can check them out in person. There are a TON of used 2 meter HT(handheld transcievers, or "handy-talkies" as lots of hams call them) for sale on e-bay. So, if you don't need any bells or whistles that's a great place to get one. Amateur radio equipment has pretty good resale value because there are lots of hobbyists at various levels who keep upgrading equipment and whatnot, so there's a constant cycle of hand me downs coming on the market. The bottom of the market are the 2m and dual band HTs, which is great for people like you and I who are just getting into the hobby.
democritus
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, by the way, I'm really looking forward to using my radio camping and doing some "QRP" (low power) work from mountain tops and stuff. I just picked up a new camelbak backpack today so I'm pretty amped about going hiking.
microknot
Apr. 9th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Hmmmm...you are perfectly set up to be paraglider ground support crew.

I want to go camping at Letts Lake soon, maybe in 2 weekends or Mid May. Hidden spot that is kind of a bitch to get to for a "close" place, but I think worth it. The campground is right on the lake at high altitude, it is great to laze on a kayak, or hike around there.

http://www.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=CARALETT&CU_ID=1

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/mendocino/recreation/fishing/letts/ good photo

Potato Hill is a novice mountain paragliding site about 10 minutes from the campground that would be perfect from mountain flying practice. It is a place where a driver/friend is necessary to bring the car down. you can see the view from the top to the valley here....

http://www.paragliding-lessons.com/Map_Potato.htm

Usually a ton of campsites open, and lots of room for big tents. There are lots of trails around here for hiking, from easy to harder than you could want.

Up for it? It would be worth going Fri-Monday, and go into work late Monday. 3.5 hours from San Fran, probably 3 hours from here.

Good place for kayaks, bikes, beer...

democritus
Apr. 9th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Of course! I'm up for camping any time man!
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