Sunday, April 17, 2011


The culprit...

For the past 5 days I have experienced something I never thought would happen to me.


I am suddenly beset by sneezing, sniffling, coughing, eyes watering, post nasal drip and general malaise.  I understand why they call people with allergies "sufferers."

And apparently it takes a week or so for the Claritin or whatever to make a dent in the symptoms.  I usually throw my windows open and deeply inhale the wonderful scents of my garden this time of year.  The jasmine and the wisteria are just bursting into bloom and here I am thinking of purchasing those particle filtering masks just to make it through the day!

I am taking odds on whether the allergy meds will take effect before whatever is blooming is done - one way or the other I know it will be over soon and I will be able to enjoy the Spring again.


knittergran said...

Oh-I'm so sorry. I have bad allergies all spring and I hate it. I can't open windows. I have a tough time working in the yard. I do use those mask for outdoor stuff when no one can see me (I hope) and I don't know if they help or not, but I'm counting on the placebo effect.
Mayabe yours will be brief! I hope so.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Two words. Neti pot. Saved my life!