I made an appointment. I couldn't take it anymore.
The pollen. Sweet love, the pollen.
I went to the doctor today because honestly, I have gone past the point of what Allegra itself can do. He asked me what he could do for me.
"Please make it stop."
My voice is altered from all of the stuffiness.
I have a throat cough from drainage.
Easter Sunday, my instant runny nose left me blotting my nose into my sweater as I coughed into my elbow.
Yes. Thank you for asking. I am 40 and wiping my nose in my sleeve. Later on that day, I used the hem of my shirt at home when nothing else was close by when the faucet attack came again.
High times of my life.
I told Dr. W that my husband bought for me the fluffiest Kleenex he could find and 2 bags of my favorite cough drops. I told him that I found him sneaking back into bed and asked why he had gone to the couch.
"I wasn't snoring, was I?"
"Didn't you turn me over?"
"It didn't work."
He said he knew that my nose was so stuffed up and that the drainage was so bad that there was nothing that I could do. My allergies sent my husband running for the hills, though I wasn't quite as bad as Bernadette when Howard got back from space. It was close, though.
Dr. W gave me an allergy shot. I've never had one, so I wasn't particularly prepared when he announced that I needed to turn around and get it in my backside.
"I haven't gotten a shot in my butt since I was a kid."
[An aside- do you guys remember always getting a penicillin shot EVERY SINGLE TIME you went to the doctor?]
My backside hurts. Oh, it is up high and to lay down kind of puts pressure on it, but if it makes me feel better, it is well worth it.
It rained today. That alone helped so much. I have K's soccer to sit through for the next few months. The next few weeks are supposed to be the worst. I'm hoping that the shot is just what I needed.
In the meantime, Ultra Soft Kleenex, Cherry Honey Ricola and Allegra-- they comfort me. (And my people!)
Be well and allergy free!