I did it.
I waited until himself was upstairs so I wouldn’t be interrupted or embarrassed.
It went pretty well? I think? Right nostril was first for the inflow. Came right out the other side, no problem.
Left side…it felt different. Colder. It came out of the other side faster, and ran down to my throat immediately. So I guess I know which side is the difficult one! I was able to intentionally close off my throat so it didn’t run into my mouth – and still breathe – which makes me think this is something I do not do involuntarily. Perhaps doing this rinse will teach my muscles to close that part off more often?
There was a strange not-smell immediately afterwards. Similar to what I think of as the smell of a runny nose when I am about to get a cold. I have a lot of drainage still, 20mins later. I’m not getting blocked up or anything. It just feels damp in there. I’m doing a good bit of hawking back snot. It tastes extra salty so maybe I didn’t get all of the rinse out.
Oh, and because I’m both curious and disgusting, I drained into a glass container so I could see what came out. Nothing was black, grey, or green – but there were a lot of white bits. Will be interesting to see if that changes with regular use. You’ll be glad there is no photo with this post! I could have, but I’m not that disgusting.
About a half hour later now and the left side is starting to close up. Well, I’ve had a sore spot in there for a few days so I’m not going to read too much into it.
Oh, joy. Hubby just came downstairs and I told him, ‘I did the nose thing.’
He said, ‘I can hear it!’
‘You sound more “nasally”. I thought you were putting it on.’
Fantastic. I sound even worse than I normally do, it seems. Sigh.
For those who do this, a question. Once a day or twice?