Thursday, August 18, 2005

Eyes, ears, and nose

Fall is definitely coming. My itchy eyes, runny nose, clogged nose, and incessant sneezing have made me well aware of that. Sinus headaches – you win! Every time summer begins to end and the weather starts getting a bit cooler, I can’t explain it, but my body just knows that it does not like the change in the season. This physical response was actually worse when I used to live in the Midwest. Spring was my enemy back then, but now that I live in LA, fall is the new foe. My only true form of relief comes in the summer when the weather is hot. A strange phenomenon, but one that is short lived. That’s probably why I had chosen to have my wedding back then early in June. For three months, just as most summer vacation hits, my allergies seem to do that same thing. I just wonder at how come some people can go through life without such allergies. But, coming from a family of allergy sufferers, there’s nothing much I can do except stock up on Flonase, Claritin, and populate my home with HEPA filters. Just about the only time that I felt “normal” was during a two-week vacation in Kauai. My nose could not have been happier.

3 comments:

Cori said...

my hubby had horrible allergies when we lived in LA. Now they are not as bad. Its always summer in LA!! I hope your nose knows!

Sexy Soccamom said...

Where in the midwest? I've had such bad headaches this summer and my doctor is still trying to figure out why. I wonder if it's allergy, climate, or age related. Maybe a combo.

Dahlia said...

Lived in Kansas. Spring is awful there.