Thursday, May 10, 2007
I'm a Believer
She first heard about it on Oprah. Dr. Oz explained how the benefits were sometimes better than medicine. As an allergy-sufferer and chronic Sinusitis-er, she paid close attention.
Ever since she saw it on tv, she kept her eyes peeled for one. Where would she find it? Duane Reade, CVS, Whole Foods? Should she get this one on the internet?
On Set on Tuesday, after a few days of water adventures with Eebee, she could smell and feel the mildew from the carpet, lodging it's way into her sinus cavity. At lunch, she was on a mission: OPERATION LOCATE AND PURCHASE NETI POT.
She tried Health Nuts. She was successful. She brought it back to the set and mixed the solution. She went out to the street where there was an experienced neti-potter relaxing in the sun.
She held the pot in her right hand, and a pyrex measuring cup in her left. She squatted so that she could get the instructions from her friend sitting on the step. And right there on 67th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, she neti-potted for the first time.
At first it felt like that somersault-under-the-water feeling, but instead of the cold, harsh chlorine feel, it was more of a warm and calming feel. When the saline went in the right nostril, there was a 3 or 4-second delay before it came out the left nostril. She felt a great sense of satisfaction for succeeding in this.
When it was over, she had wished she had a kleenex, because many of the folks on 67th Street saw her boogers...and though she didn't mind, she's thinking, they probably did.
After some nose-blowing and 5 minutes of recovery, suddenly she could breathe. She felt so energized by this, she started leaping and singing on 67th Street: "I can Breathe! I can Breathe!"
She was so convincing, the Director of Photography wanted a hit. She made her DH do it later that night too...they both had a little trouble getting saline in their throat...her only leakage happened through her eye. She didn't care though, because SHE COULD BREATHE.