A lot of things have changed in my life over the last 3 years. I’ve moved across the country to a new state, started a new job, met some new friends, replaced a shoulder, quit my job, started a new job in a whole different industry, and adopted another dog. To say my life has been busy is the biggest understatement I could make. Now I can add one more change to my ever growing list; allergies.
Never before have I suffered from seasonal allergies. I always felt that those with allergies were just being babies and needed to generally suck it up and get over it. My apologies to everyone with allergies. I never realized how much you suffer on a daily basis.
Apparently, some plant or tree or flower in the Ohio River Valley hates me because over the past 2 weeks, I’ve felt terrible and figured it was just a summer cold, or I picked up some superbug from a 4 year old (I never realized how gross 4 years are until I became a preschool teacher. But, I digress). Boy was I wrong! After trying lots of cold medicine I finally broke down and tried some allergy medication last night and while I don’t feel 100%, I feel a little more human. After almost 29 years on this earth, I am an allergy sufferer. As someone who had prided themselves on being allergy free, I was crushed to discover that I was one of the masses.
So here is my question; do you have allergies? How do you cope and what works for you?