Then it happened. The old saying be careful what you wish for came true. A lovely
witch doctor lady that works with my dad heard that I was fighting off the final stages of walking pneumonia. She told my dad that I needed to boil an onion, cut it in half, then put it in my socks so it pressed against the bottom of my feet while I was sleeping. Then it was supposed to draw all the mucus out of my body.
Well, I was sick of being sick, and so it was time to face my fears. I pulled a raw onion out of the fridge and popped it into boiling water. After 10 minutes I pulled it out, cut it in half, and plopped it into my socks.
I laid there laughing for a second then fell asleep. An hour later I woke up sweating profusely and fell right back asleep until morning. Morning came and I could have swore it was Christmas! I was free of congestion! It was the first time in a month. Needless to say I have a new level of respect for onions... they're going to make it into the garden this year :)