Beautiful isn’t it? Don’t be fooled it’s not innocent at all and makes you sneeze and wheeze.
My introduction to allergies started a few years back. I didn’t realized how blessed I was until then. Unaware and blissfully I had lived my days and didn’t realized how good I had it. Until that one early summer day as everything started with itchy eyes that brought such great discomfort that I felt like clawing them out. This resulted in an allergic pink eye, not contagious but very uncomfortable and no joke. Ever since, I deal with flu like symptoms such as congestion, stuffy nose, itchy eyes and ears and swelling in the throat all year around. At the same time and in addition to my outdoor allergies, I also developed a few food allergies that trigger and increase a few of my symptoms. I learned to adapt. I thought so at least and I have an Eppi pen I really should learn how to use in case if an emergency.After embracing the gray/silver hair choice the other day, I prepared to lighten my hair naturally. Chamomile, lemon mixture soaked hair, I went outside to let the sun speed up the process. Here I sit in the patio chair, the sun is shining strong and all I can do is nothing. It’s so bright I have to squint and for sure I can’t do nothing on the iPad as I can’t even make out a screen or something remotely close to it. Probably from all the squinting I’m doing as my view gets very narrow, ha. Might as well do something and be productive right? A grant idea is born and I might as well rip out a few weeds that have taken on the shape of miniature bushes. Gee…
The half hour lightening process turns into over an hour because time flies when you are having fun right? Stuff and dust is flying everywhere, as I rake, yank, pull and push my way along. Finally, the fun slows down a bit as I feel parched and I desperately need water. Stuff is in my hair and who knows how it got there. Just don’t even ask, I’m done.
Four piles of raked up bushes later, I decide it’s time to stop. Without knowing what is going on, the damage is done already. My back gets a little sore from all the ripping and the extended bending, all while exerting myself and breathing in the pollen mixture that is working it’s way to making me miserable. Nothing too bad….yet, I’m still unaware. Awhile later the right eye starts to swell up and my hearing gets funky. Everything is emphasized with an echo and I actually hear you better if you whisper to me instead of talking normal which sounds a lot like screeching. The eye gets worse over the course of the next day and it is crusted shut by the next morning. An abundance of allergy eye drops and pills saves the day enough so I can function and go to work but I can’t hear what you are saying on the phone and it’s so noisy for me out her. Fingers crossed this passes soon.
Somebody at work told me that they got a shot for allergies and maybe I should check into it. Anybody else suffering from allergies?