If you are not using a netti pot, you don't know what you are missing. It not only alleviates a lot of sinus pressure, it also can seriously move some mucous. It was a perverse, yet extremely wonderful, experience to see what would come out each time I poured that warm water through my sinus passages.
I have no excuses, I'm just someone that likes stuff like this.
By Thursday though, the joy of the mucous movement wasn't enough, I was off to the see the doctor.
I hadn't been to my general doctor in years. During all my baby producing years I turned to my ob for all things medical. When checking in at the doctor's I was asked to fill out a new medical form due to my prolonged absence. As I ran through the seemingly hundreds of conditions I was to mark if I was affected by them, I realized I have it pretty damn good.
I had a straight row of solid no's and n/a's listed. I contemplated writing in extremely small breasts and anal fissure in the other category, but they just didn't seem relevant for some reason. Besides, I've come to realize my small breasts actually enable me to comfortably wear a variety of shirts, and my anal fissure is just a weird problem no one tells you can happen when you have a baby because every one's too busy talking about hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids get all the glory.
It's true though, I'm blessed. Being healthy is a gift. I'm grateful.
My awareness of my good fortune had been prominent in my brain ever since my visit to the doctor. I was feeling grateful and happy...until today. I realized I am faced with a huge problem and I have no idea in what direction to turn.
I know this problem has been creeping up on me over the last few weeks, but it has intensified in the past few days, almost taking over. I need help.
Look at Stella's hair!
I knew things would be different having a girl, the extra emotions, extra crevices, extra clothing, but no one warned me that growing her hair out would be this challenging. What do I do with it?
My Mom keeps threatening to cut it, but she cut Aiden's hair once and the only thing good about it was that Aiden got to sit on the tractor while having it done. It did not go well. Do not believe any commentary she tries to throw at you to the contrary, she is simply lying.
Poor Stella has a couple of inches of hair at the back and then these long, intrusive flocks of stick straight hair coming down in the front. She refuses to keep her adorable pigtails in her hair and we are basically abandoning her college fund so we can keep a supply of bows around to pull her hair out of her eyes, only to have her repeatedly lose one after another.
It's like she doesn't even care if she can go join a sorority some day.
What do I do people? Cut it? Continue with my pathetic attempts to pull it back and pray for an eventual even growing out? Apply horse shampoo? I'm at a loss and it stresses me out to look at it. I can barely see her through the growth over her eyes, and to honest, she looks a little mad when she runs around babbling with it flapping in all directions.
I think we can all agree that health is great, but good hair changes everything.