There are times when my allergies are bothering me, and I don’t mention it (or write about it). There are also times when my severe allergies / chronic illness becomes overwhelming. I’m struggling to cope with the worst allergy season I’ve experienced in years and it is draining the life out of me.

Spring arrived here in sunny California in the middle of February. The pollen count started hitting 7 around then. A pollen count of 7 is considered “medium-high”, but it is enough to make me very sick. Since then, I’ve been dealing with pollen counts of 8, 9, and 10.

I tend to complain in the form of haiku on Twitter. March resulted in a lot of “allergy agony” haiku.  I have also included some haiku of frustration that are not about my bad allergies.  When I’m sick for an extended period of time, even the smallest annoyances become more than I can cope with.

My eyes are itching
C’mon now, allergy meds
Fix this already
March 2, 2015

My chair is broken
Because I kneeled on it
While trying to clean
March 3, 2015

Trying to stay up
For King v Burwell
Scary times, y’all
March 4, 2015

Two ad pop-ups and
Center screen “Buy my book” ad
No content, just ads
March 5, 2015

Conservative site
Three windows of pop-up ads
When I left their site
March 6, 2015

No sinus pain now
After twenty-four hours
Of being in pain
March 7, 2015

Acupuncture day
Really needed it this time
And now, I’m sleepy
March 10, 2015

Having a rough day
Days of allergens ahead
World smells of flowers
March 13, 2015

Haven’t gone to sleep
I keep waking up in pain
Solution: Don’t sleep
March 14, 2015

Took all of my meds
Washed pollen out of my hair
Eating food. All good!
March 15, 2015

Not wearing earphones
Kinda feels like I still am
Hate when that happens
March 15, 2015

Thirty-one eggs are
Following me on Twitter
No idea why
March 17, 2015

Three in the morning
New neighbors think its great time
To start slamming doors
March 23, 2015

Maybe new neighbors
Built indoor bowling ally
And are using it?
March 23, 2015

I tried house cleaning
After weeks of high pollen
I broke out in hives
March 25, 2015

Sun is coming up
Time to take a Benadryl
And run from pollen
March 25, 2015

Not doing so well
And the day has just started
With high pollen count
March 26, 2015

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