Thursday, December 31, 2009

I Beat It!

On Sunday evening I started feeling some tickling in my sinuses. I have been on Claritin for a while, so I didn't think it was allergies. On Monday morning it was much more of a tickle so I started pumping up on Emergen-C. I also went to Walgreens and purchased a Neti-Pot. I've heard they do wonders to your sinuses, so I was anxious to try it out. I tried it out and it wasn't as weird as I thought it would be. By the afternoon a sinus infection was coming on strong and I kept up my fight! I used the Neti-Pot twice on Monday, but a friend mentioned that it usually takes 3-4 times before it makes a difference. I picked up more Emergen-C and some Coricidin when I went to the store on Monday evening.

I woke up feeling really puny on Tuesday morning so I tried the Neti-Pot, some Coricidin, an Emergen-C pack in water, and then I took an early morning nap. I woke up feeling so much better. Then I spent about 45 mins chopping veggies for some soup. WOW~ that soup was the perfect medicine! It is a recipe that I got from someone at church and it is sooo YUMMY! I'll post it below. I did the Neti-Pot again and was feeling pretty good by the evening. I slept well and woke up yesterday feeling like I beat it! YEA!! I felt better and better as the day went on and I never had to take any more Coricidin.

So I'd like to give a big 2 thumbs up to these two wonderful products.

I just love my new Neti-Pot and I plan on continuing to use it each day. The box that I purchased came with 50 sinus rinse packets. When I use these up I will purchase more of this NeilMed brand. If you are a person that has allergies or any sinus issues I recommend that you try out a Neti-Pot.

I've been using Emergen-C for a while now. Usually just when I am starting to feel ill or when I fly (and I don't get sick!) I love how it works for me!! I've used both the Tangerine and Orange flavors. They are both a light flavor and taste better with cold rather than hot water.

The 3 key to fighting my sinus infection was the Creamy Veggie Soup that I made. It is not thick at all. The creamy name just comes from putting half and half in it. I added carrots to the recipe and it is SOOOOO yummy! I used red potatoes instead of white and I didn't have all the spices, so I substituted some garlic powder and some mixed seasoning of some sort.Creamy Veggie Soup

1 lrg onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
3 sweet potatoes. peeled and diced
3 zuchini, diced
1 bunch broccoli, chopped
4 celery ribs, sliced
2 cartons chicken broth (32 oz each)
2 white potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tsp celery seed
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 cups half and half

Saute onions and celery in butter until transparent but not browned. Add all other veggies, saute for 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients and cook over stove until everything is tender. Can also cook in a slow cooker for 4 hours.

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  1. Yea, glad you beat it!!! I am still scared to use the netti pot but I might have to brave my fears and give it a go.

    Happy New Year!

  2. I am SO gonna have to try that netti pot...had a horrid sinues issue last week...thanks for this!

  3. My mom swears by airborne and cold-eze. And she rarely has a cold for long! I'm glad you beat it!

  4. Oh sweetie glad you're feeling better and that soup looks amazing!

  5. ok that soup looks pretty yummy!!!

  6. Love this soup. It looks sooo yummy and full of veggies. I am also a huge fan of Emergen-C :) Target now makes their own version of it! hehehe


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