Now, if only I knew what it was! Or is. Spring and Fall, there's something in the air my sinuses don't like. The week of rain kept it down and it ramped up slowly afterwards, but it was fogging me yesterday and, in hindsight, the day before. Just took a an OTC 24-hour allergy pill, which usually makes it better.
It could be worse. Sure, sneezing and snorking isn't nice, but when I was a child, the Spring/Fall allergy caused my knees and elbows to get bumpy and itchy and, in short order, scabby. Mom called it "the elbow disease," perhaps because nobody in our house had allergies; having allergies was considered to be a self-indulgent affectation of the well-to-do. Much like orthodontia, it was looked on as a little bit suspect. Decadent, even. As I grew up, "the elbow disease" faded -- and seasonal sinus problems followed. I suffered through for decades; it was probably Tamara who bought the first OTC allergy pills and shared them. They worked.
Holy cow, it turns out I'm like the title character in The Princess And The Pea, a delicate flower. With an allergy. I just keep forgetting to take the medicine for it.
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