Despite an allergy regimen that involves antihistamines (oral and nasal), decongestants, cough medications (one kind for day, one for night) and oral steroids, I am drowning as my body tries to fight off the masses of pollen. At this point, I’m not even sure it is the type of pollen as much as the sheer mass of it that is doing me in.
Everything is affected, my energy, my thinking processes, my breathing, sleeping, focus, emotions…all seems to be centered around this one thing, trying to breath freely.
It is difficult, nearly impossible to make decisions at this time, or hold rational conversations. I’m trying to decide whether to trade in my car for something smaller, less expensive and with a greatly reduced car payment. I can’t seem to decide what to do. And I have a greatly increased workload this week that I am slogging through. Lots of balls in the air to keep afloat. Spin, spin, spin.
And yet…for some reason, I am resting in this drowning. I recognize that I can’t fully get my breath, that I can’t maintain full focus, that I have to work extra hard at concentration, and I’m okay with it all. Today, anyway.
I’ve got some stuff coming up…medical tests I’m awaiting results on, another dr. appt for a surgical consult…I’m in the midst of a class, and it is still Lent, what with additional services and choir practices and such.
Sleep is elusive, except for when I’m supposed to get up in the morning, which seems to be when I have reached my deepest state of sleep and cannot be roused by that beeping, beeping, beeping that is the backdrop of dreams.
On the upside, the steroids have helped with my pain, ENORMOUSLY. I’ve worn heels–HEELS–two days this week. HEELS, I’m telling ya! And a friend gave me this marvelous raw honey/lemon stuff that has been making a huge difference with my cough and even some of the congestion. Why? I don’t have any idea. But I’ll take it!
I ordered two boxes from the manufacturer.