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Lack of Mobility

Today is Day 15 of the 2017 Fall pollen season.  Things started off okay, and went downhill rather quickly in the afternoon.  I blame the heat and humidity as well as the pollen count (which was 9.3 today).

There was a point during the day when I thought I was about to pass out from the heat. Humidity causes my joints to swell up, and I’ve been in pain all day long.  My eyes are not itching today, so I guess that makes today less awful than yesterday was.

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Taking the Bus

Today was Day 12 of the 2017 Fall pollen season.  I woke up shortly before my alarm went off because I was in pain.  Pollen overload can cause me to have severe eye pain that is so bad it wakes me out of a sound sleep.

Days that begin with me feeling around for the medication I take to reduce the pain are horrible. The pain eventually subsides, but I’m never quite “right” after that.  Pain is draining.

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Out of Energy

Today was Day 10 of the 2017 Fall pollen season.  I am in a lot of pain, but I was expecting that, and somewhat prepared to cope with it.  Between the 10 days of too much pollen, and all the cleaning I’ve been doing, I had hit my limit.  I was completely out of energy.

There were some good things that happened today.  When I’m struggling, I try and find something positive to focus on.

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A Burst of Productivity

Today was Day 8 of the 2017 Fall pollen season.  In the past few years, Fall pollen season starts around the middle to end of August, and continues right through September.  I can’t recall when it usually ends.

What I am certain of is that the pollen count will get higher – and stay high – for a long, long, time.  There aren’t going to be many more days where I am well enough to get basic things done. My strategy is to engage in a burst of productivity on a day where I’m sick – but not completely incapacitated.

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