Last night I made Daz a neti pot. Seriously, you’d think I was trying to waterboard him by the way he was carrying on. I said to him, man, you wouldn’t last a day in Guantanamo Bay. You’d see them coming towards you with a teaspoon of salty water and spill your guts.
If you’re not up on the neti, then here’s an explanation of said neti – neti pot. Otherwise you can do it like I do. Which is a more rustic way and basically involves mixing up the salt and water in your measuring jug, putting a beach towel over the front of the patient and tipping the solution up his nose. My patient found this a little traumatic so I had to get a teaspoon and use it instead. I kept saying you have to tilt your head so it goes up one nostril and comes out the other. Don’t let it go down your throat. And he said – it’s not going down my throat, it’s just disappearing. It’s probably going to my brain and burning holes in it. Oh yes, probably.
But I got a bit up there and there was a lot of nose blowing and choking and general carrying on but I don’t think it did much good. He’ll just have to wait until his appointment with the ENT and hopefully they’ll burn out his passages again. He had it done once when he was twelve and he said he could breath through his nose for a couple of years but then it all grew back.
Anyway the neti fun all had to come to a sudden end because Celebrity Rehab started. Which answers today’s question of A TV Show You’re Currently Addicted To. So I don’t know how many seasons we are behind you but we’re currently watching the one with Mackenzie Phillip’s in it. And I’d just like to say Dr Drew that I am now traumatised by the death of her little diabetic blind pug dog. And when he had his little ice cream before they put him to sleep, well as the son said, that was intense. I almost needed a neti pot myself after that. My nose was blocked from crying so much.
Anyway it was good to see Amber and Rodney again and see they were doing well because they were my favourites from last time. Wonder what happened to Amber’s mum.
And I realised this morning that I look very similar to Shelley. I’m skinny and I have that same wild blonde hair and thick black glasses. Except I don’t start every sentence with My name is Jane and I’m an alcoholic.
So thats a show I like to watch. I’m also watching Bear Grylls Joins the French Foreign Legion. And one that Stephen Fry did called Last Chance to See. He travels around with a naturalist and they find endangered species. He cracks me up.