Dear Allergies — I highly dislike you!!

 

It happens to me every year around this same time and around this same time I get annoyed and complain because….. it’s allergy season.

There’s something about this time of the year when it changes from summer to fall and it just knocks me out. Doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m doing I always get sick this time of the year.

So alas, that time of the year has come again and I have been hit with the dreaded case of the allergies.

Runny nose, watery eyes, sore throat, coughing — I’m talking the whole nine yards!

And it would be just my luck that on my days off, I was pretty fine! I’m talking happy, running errands, chilling!

But then on Wednesday (My Monday), I wake up with a sore throat, can’t breathe out the right side of my face, and I feel like crap. Thankfully, this was 8:30am when I woke up and I didn’t have to be at work until 2pm so there was hope. I drove to CVS and bought everything they had cold related — NyQuil, DayQuil, cough drops, Orange Juice, you name it I bought. Probably dropped like $30 there but desperate times cause for desperate measures!

I went home drank a bunch of orange juice, had some hot water on the stove for tea and started the process of getting back to normal. By the time I had to go to work, I still wasn’t myself but I was better. I took a nap before getting ready and that was what I needed to get that extra boost for work.

But as soon as I got to work, everyone knew I wasn’t at my best. I mean I was wearing my glasses — that’s always a sign that I’m not myself! Plus the sniffling and coughing kind of gave it away too that I wasn’t quite myself either. But I made it through my 9 hour shift and drank at least 3 gallons of fluids but I made it through.

And I made it through the next day and I woke up today feeling the best I’ve felt so far with this cold. But I’m ready to be back to normal, back to myself, back to 100%!

So the next time you see someone at work or school looking crazy with watery eyes and a runny nose, just hand them a tissue and say, “I know how you feel” — I’m telling you, it’s the best thing ever to have people not question your illness, just sympathize with it!

Until next time,

KG

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