Monday, January 24, 2011

The One Where She Almost Kills Herself..

I almost died tonight. Using a neti pot.

Apparently they don't work well when your nose is so clogged you can't breathe. The liquid went in the back of my throat, causing me to choke and subsequently inhale the special saline solution. I choked. A lot. I gagged. And I even threw up a bit.

The throwing up part was when I knew I was alive.

Zoey would have saved me, right? I'm sure the lack of opposable thumbs wouldn't have mattered when it came to doing the Heimlich maneuver. She would have figured it out.

Note to self: unclog your nose before doing the neti pot, or you could choke.

PS-- blogger apparently doesn't recognize the word opposable. I had to google it to make sure I spelled it correctly. I outsmarted spell check. I'm that awesome.


Ashley said...

That's the truth. Neti only works when your nose is clear or semi clear. :) Poor Lori!

Lil' Woman said...

Wouldn't that be a sad way to die....BREAKING NEWS...Death By Neti Pot, a honker of a homicide!