I won. BAM, take that head cold!
I have to say, taking an airborne three times a day really did the trick (that's the maximum suggested). I'm sure the neti pot helped too, but not as dramatically. You know how normally when you're sick you feel worse by the end of the day, especially if you're at work? Well, Friday I actually felt noticeably better at the end of the day. Like, I got my voice back, stopped coughing, and my coworkers stopped giving me that look, you know, the one like they want to spray you with Lysol.
The part about the airborne I like the second best (directly after it made my head cold go away) - the only artificial thing in it is the flavor.