Barker and I survived the walk (he loved it) and as soon as we returned and I had had some breakfast I took my beloved Mucinex-D and got on with the morning. My headache subsided and all went well: Mom and I even had lunch out without a major attack of Pancreatitis on her part!
The sinus pressure returned this evening, but here is the solution:
my handy little buddy, my Neti Pot! Isn't she the cutest?!!! You simply dissolve a 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in warm water in her little chamber and then irrigate your nasal sinuses. It is so much more gentle and earth-friendly than the plastic, non-recyclable contraption that I unfortunatley purchased out of desperation at the pharmacy last week. I found my little Neti at Whole Foods, but I'm sure you can locate one elsewhere or on line.
Twila, I hope you are feeling better........and don't forget to get yourself a Neti Pot!!
Thanks for all of your comments and very helpful suggestions on Preserve and Protect! I really do appreciate you taking the time to respond, and you know it was funny, but I began to think that it was the background that was bothering me, or perhaps the addition of the pebbles on the lake floor. I tinkered around with some solutions this afternoon and hope to have some samples to show you in the next few days. You guys are the greatest! Thank you!!