Tuesday, September 26, 2006


think I might possibly go crazy. made my 5 copies of my grant and 5 colated sets of appendices to take over to the office where they sign and send them. I have been in communication with them for several months. turns out in May, probably seconds after I downloaded the ms word docs, they posted new forms. the forms are identical to the old ones except that in the footer they have an unpdated date. therefore, I may have to make 5 more sets of colated copies and appendices and take them over on Thursday. it's due Oct. 1, so it's not down to the wire. good.
in other bad news, I think I have a sinus infection. I have been irrigating with sterile saline, but now I am out. I was keeping ahead of the ragweed, etc, but I guess I am now behind. fortunately, I had a full stash of antibiotics from last spring, so I started those this afternoon.
I can't find any medical professional who will confirm or deny that the saline needs to be sterile. several docs over the years have told me to snort water in the shower up my nose. it seems this would be extremely unsterile. I called the UT nurse helpline and she had never heard of any type of sinus lavage. what the who.
I was using this wound wash stuff that was sterile saline in a can, but it is kind of expensive. I thought about using contact saline because it is sterile, but I read on the internets that it may contain preservatives that irritate the sinuses.
I welcome your medical advice.

1 comment:

Fred Worm said...

Hey Mary Death,

Here's one we reccomend to people at the ER for flushing.

Here's How:
Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt with 8 ounces warm water
Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Put this solution in spray bottle, ear syringe, or any container with a small spout.

Use distilled or filtered water.
Use pure, non-iodized salt.
Make sure water is warm.

Despite the instructions, make a new batch each time.

Yours in Good Nasality,