I've always had sinus problems. It's my weakest sense of the 5 physical senses. I usually can't taste most complex foods, which is why I like things very salty and spicy and with a mixture of textures (crunchy things are the best). I think I've broken my nose at least once, possibly twice. Nasal issues run in my family (get it?). I'm pretty open to trying new solutions for things that aren't working in the first place, so when my friend Greg suggested that I use a Neti Pot, I thought about it a lot and went out and bought one. So far it seems to be working wonders for me. My sense of taste and smell has dramatically risen. I'd say I went from about 60% operational to about 88% now. There's still some room for improvements...
One of the sweet perks though, is just how fun it is to use:
I'm excited to try it out!
That's water coming out of my nose, not snot! Well, maybe a little bit... Although it looks odd, it feels great. I use the neti pot once a day before I go to bed. It's improved my sleep a lot. I've been waking up feeling more rested, which makes sense if I can breath easier in the night.
Also, I'm growing a beard (not pictured). It's for my Halloween costume. I had a photo, but it was taken over a week ago and it really doesn't do my current status justice. It's past the 'constantly itchy' phase and now it's getting shaggy. It'll be gone soon.