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Fatboy Does His First Sinus Rinse

For a rundown of my stay at the hospital for my surgery, please visit Beautiful’s site because I won’t be writing about it for another day or so.

Sunday – Checked In
Monday – Recovery
Tuesday – Home at Last

I HATE wet things on my face. What do I hate more than that? Saltwater UP my nose! However, I was so uncomfortable last night, it was time to use my new NeilMedi sinus rinse bottle with Dr. Seper’s recipe for hypertonic saline: 1qt water, 2tsp kosher salt, 1tsp baking soda.

We heated the entire thing for 30 seconds to warm it and put it into the bottle. Now… I didn’t follow the instructions exactly because, well, I just got out of surgery and have stuff in my nose that doesn’t belong to my anatomy that will be removed tomorrow. I didn’t want to waterjet it up or anything, so I squirted gently until I wanted to stop.

A TON of stuff came out, so this video embedded below is censored with back boxes for those of a weak stomach. This is also a site for education, so the full, uncensored version is also available if you click here, but I didn’t want anyone to unexpectedly be exposed to it.

I will be posting more about my weekend, surgery, and recovery over the next few days. Enjoy the video, taken with my iPhone 4. (sorry, but I had the bathroom fan on in case I started screaming, lest I tick off the neighbor)

Sorry, the video had a censored box in the wrong spot… going to re-upload and then it needs to process… AGAIN.


  1. Great to seeing you post again! I have to admit that I didn’t watch the video because a) I know what comes out of my nose and it’s just gross and b) I’m sure it’s NSFW. =) But glad you are feeling good enough to make a video about the joys of sinus rinsing. Truthfully, I’m addicted to flushing my sinuses, can’t go more than a day without it.

    • I told Beautiful this morning after my shower rinse that I will be completely addicted to it after I get my sponge and sutures taken out tomorrow. As long as the rinse is body temperature, I’ll give a good squirt and let it flow.

      • I saw you tweeting about mixing your own solution. I tried that and could never get the formula just right and ending up singeing more than a few nose hairs. I’m too lazy to keep trying to get the combo right, so I use the pre-mixed sinus rinses that NeilMed sells. They are the bomb!

        • I used the pre-made mix this afternoon after wondering what gunk might be in the baking soda from the store. The mix was fine before, but I was wondering about impurities.

  2. Well, I confess that I decided not to watch the uncensored one. Not that I’m all that squeamish, but the censored one showed the important part. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    BTW, I did the Vimeo upgrade and it’s really nice not having to wait and having all those cool stats available. Hope you get a good report with the Dr. tomorrow and feel better after getting the non-Jesse part out of your nose.

    • Only guys have to qualify why they didn’t watch a video with blood in it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will get the upgrade as soon as I can justify it with video updates. I don’t like blogging with video only because it leaves people in offices with nothing to do until they get home.

  3. Great video! I watched the censored one first but had to see the other one to see what I missed – he, he!

    I don’t remember having to use the rinses with you before. Are you sure we did?