Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How Do You Punch a Noun?

I do not enjoy allergies. At all. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while are much informed of my strong dislike for seasons of much pollen and other invisible contaminants that cause such violent reaction.

I've woken up for the past two mornings feeling like someone punched me in the face. Literally. My sinuses are about to explode (with what, I'd rather spare you details). My teeth hurt. My throat is sore. My eyes are akin to a leaky faucet. Its fun. Really. By fun, I mean like trying to clean railroad tracks with your tongue and some foaming bathroom soap.

I ate two full meals today. One of which I paid for. I can't tell you what either of them really tasted like because I've lost 97% of my sense of taste. And smell. I've only caught half of the conversations at both said meals because my ears are so clogged that everyone sounds like they're talking under water. I've smiled and nodded alot.

Every year round this time, I start getting a wee bit excited for fall. I love fall foods, fall smells, fall tastes (pumpkin spice lattes... mmmmmmm). I love breaking out the fall fashion of light sweaters and jeans and scarves. Especially the scarves. But the past few years have had me dread the gorgeous changing colors of the leaves because I know that means waking up in the morning with a small anvil dropped on my face. Its so not fun.

Oh well. I suppose it makes me thankful for the times of year when I can actually breathe deep and inhale the scents that remind me that I'm alive. There are much worse things in life to suffer from. I could have cancer or be missing limbs or be apathetic. I definitely believe I will take allergies over all of those.


Anonymous said...

This seems like a given, but have you tried going to an allergist for drugs, or shots? We don't open windows at night, and have used an air purifier in the past. Hope you feel better.

Cody S. said...

As the quite possibly greatest "country boy" reading this...who also happens to have set of railroad tracks oh - 50 some yards from his bedroom window, I'd like to point out that you may find it surprisingly easy to keep railroad tracks clean. The abrasion of the metal keeps them shiney and I'd fancy a guess that the friction and heat may kill off most germs. Nonetheless, theres alot of track to be cleaned - and its still a bit rusty and far from pleasant, so point taken!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

PS - the best part of fall is the Topton Halloween Parade. If you don't know, you haven't lived haha jk.