The Horses Head

Going to the mattresses‘ is a line from one of the all time great movies of the 20th century – a gritty and tormenting drama about urban warfare in one of the most deadly cities in the world. I am of course talking about ‘You’ve Got Mail’ starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Anyway, this refers to a time of war and conflict when no other path is open to the opposing factions. This week I am waging war on my sinus cavities. Having tried several forms of antibiotic and every hippy concoction known to hey man I have elected to flood my nasal cavities with a mixture of saline water, sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen pyroxide.

Not only will this flush out all infected mucous and blood from my sinuses but I’m hoping the searing pain will temporarily distract me from the headache I’ve had for nearly 4 months.

They do say that a change is as good as a rest.

I didn’t surf today. Meh.