Saturday, March 27, 2010

It Is Here!

It is official ........ Spring is here. There are signs. Signs that cannot be ignored. No, it is not the warmer temperature or the signs of life in the budding trees or all the green shoots making their way to the surface.





The first sign of Spring in the air was that little wheeze at the end of each breath I take. The tickle in the back of my throat and the sneezing. I take my meds regularly............ but this season will not be ignored. I am keeping the "rescue inhaler" close at hand as I go about my day.





The confirmation of Spring is here in that ugly, itchy rash that covers the right side of my body. It starts out innocently enough. A little itch hither and dither. I don't even notice that I am scratching. This lasts only a day or two. Then I awake with the infamous whelps and the insane itching that makes me want to sandpaper my entire body. Happens every Spring and every Autumn. It usually follows by a day of cleaning and clipping the flower beds. Don't know which one I am allergic to, but I am.


I have slathered Benadryl cream all over the areas involved. Not to be too specific, let me just say that it begins on my right ear and into the ear canal, down my neck and everywhere in between to the back of my knee. Angry looking red whelps. Spring is here. I am nursing a hangover from the Benadryl pills I took last night, and I know that even though a chilly wind is blowing that Spring is here to stay!

18 comments:

houndstooth said...

We have the same thing here and it gets my husband and me both! It is miserable! Take a long nap with that Benedryl!

ellen abbott said...

Oh you poor thing. I hope it passes soon.

Brian Miller said...

i was going to say yay spring...but it just doesn't seem to fit...hope you feel better...

Pat said...

The pollen count here in AZ is extremely high. Wonder how you'd do out here. My husband has been making a lot of obnoxious snorting and sniffling noises. I get stuffed up at different times of the day. Other than that, we're good to go.

Hope you get over all your bumps and rashes. And that the weather turns warm soon.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I'm right there with ya! The sinus drain and congestion - yuck. But, so glad to put up with it if it means better weather!

It started off nicely this weekend but tonight it is much colder and windy. We should be getting some rain moving in.

squawmama said...

Oh no Kathy... I sure hope you get some relief really soon... Take it easy and have a great day!
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Lorenza said...

Allergies is the bad part of Spring, right?
I hope you feel better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Eternally Distracted said...

Yay for sunshine and Spring... although it is already getting hot, hot, hot here.

Rae said...

Familiar feeling for me as well. It is getting better though as I get older - the only benefit of aging I have found so far.

Karen said...

Not fair - the best time of year is plagued with allergies for so many people... Hope you can leave the benadryl behind soon!

Jaime said...

wow. spring came in with a vengeance for you. i just have to deal with a week long sinus headache...

Alix said...

I feel your pain, sister. And I have only two words: pine pollen.

SkippyMom said...

Okay - I just found a reason to be happy I can't get out of the house! LOL ;)

You aren't kidding about allergies - I actually don't have them - but my beloved MIL suffers so bad she loses her voice.

The rash sounds extreme - nothing I have ever heard of - what did the doctor say? Perhaps they could provide something stronger.

What I find so amazing is how beautiful you keep your park - I don't know how you do it with your severe allergies. To be applauded Kathy - I can't wait for this years pics. They are always smile inducing. :D

Sunny said...

Oh no you poor woman! Allergies are really the downside of spring; my husband has a miserable time.
Hope you feel better soon.
Sunny :)

otin said...

I never had allergies when I was younger, but it seems that I have a few now.

Masala Chica said...

Ugggh - terrible. Hang in there Kathy! I feel like someone stuck a tissues up my nose and shook my head around - I am a mess too during allergy seasaon.
Kiran

Katy said...

I don't have allergies. I think its because I have lived in Houston all my life, where the air is so filled with crap anyone who is used to living in "clean enviorment" spends their first year or so sick after moving here.

Nancy said...

Wow. You have allergies! I hope you can breathe better soon.

It's snowing here today. Nothing to sneeze about.