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Spring Pollen Season – Day Sixty-Nine

Today, the pollen count is 8.0. Spring Pollen Season refuses to end. My sinuses have been burning and hurting for the past three or four days, and nothing I take does anything to change that.

When I experience pain, it is most often due to my rheumatoid arthritis and/or fibromyalgia. I tend to forget that allergy reactions can be very painful, too. Sometimes, I forget how bad my sinus pain is – until it suddenly reminds me.

I need Spring Pollen Season to end. It’s making it very difficult for me to get any paid work done. I’m sleeping so much that it feels like all I do is sleep and work and sleep and work.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Sixty-Eight

The pollen count today is 7.8. I was able to stay inside today, and this allowed me to do a little bit of cleaning. Naturally, that resulted in my needing half a Benadryl – which led to a long nap.

I’m exhausted. The hell-period that was depleting me yesterday is still draining me today. So, between that and allergens, I decided to take today off and rest and try and eat enough to avoid falling deeply into anemia.

The highpoint of the day was that the Cubs won their game with the Pirates 14-3!

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Sixty-Seven

Today’s pollen count is 8.4. I had to go outside today because my body decided now, after sixty-seven days of being overloaded with allergens, was the perfect time to start a hell-period. After several months of almost nothing at all – THIS is the moment my body decides to catch up (or whatever it is trying to do).

We don’t want to have children, and I’m on an extremely effective birth control. I’m in my 40s. I’d like an “off-button”, please. From this point forward, I’ll be fighting against anemia as well as allergy symptoms.

My husband and I had a bunch of things we wanted to get from CVS, and now I had more things to get. So, off we went. We played Pokémon GO for about 10 minutes or so. This was all the “exercise” I was going to be able to manage.

The Cubs lost their game today, so I didn’t even have that to keep my spirits up

Tomorrow will be better… right?

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Sixty-Six

Today’s pollen count is 8.2. It seems to be bouncing between 7 and 8.6 or so. I’m hoping that this means that I won’t have to suffer through any more days where the pollen count is at 9 or 10 (at least, not during this particular pollen season).

I was somehow well enough to go outside and get a little bit of exercise while playing Pokémon GO with my husband. As usual, that took away almost all of my energy. It’s a trade off. Meaning, I wasn’t really well enough – just stubborn.

I’m wondering if what I thought was Spring Pollen Season is “the new normal”. Have we messed up the planet so badly that we are now stuck with an extended Spring? I’ve been tracking the pollen count where I live for a few years now. Off the top of my head, I can’t remember the exact number of days Spring Pollen Season went on in past years.

My suspicion is that “Spring” is getting longer. I’m going to dig through my notes and see what that tells me.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Sixty-Five

Today, the pollen count is 7.6. I’m hoping this is a sign that Spring Pollen Season is coming to an end soon. I need the pollen to go below 6 for about two weeks – and then I will feel better.

I’m super sick today from allergen overload. I’m struggling to eat. I’m struggling to keep food in me.

In the past, there have been times when pollen season makes me lose weight too quickly. I’m borderline anemic, and lack of food can quickly flip that into full blown anemia. I’m already exhausted – and I really don’t want to fight my way through the special kind of exhaustion anemia brings.

I have found that taking iron pills only helps if I can keep it in me long enough for my body to digest it. That’s not gonna happen today.

I’m gonna watch the Cubs game today and (hopefully) distract myself from the sinus pain and digestive issues I’m dealing with.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Sixty-Four

Today, the pollen count is 8.3.

Yesterday, a relative gave us some stuff that was in bags. The relative is very kind, but lives in a house that has a lot of allergens in it. They couldn’t possibly know that the scent on the bag (from the scented stuff in the house) would make me sick. But it did. It took me hours to figure out that the scented bag was making me sick.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Sixty-Three

Today, the pollen count is 8. Not good.

I woke up sick because I did some dusting last night (in an effort to reduce indoor allergens.)

My stomach is noisy today. It’s making these whiny noises, and wolf howls, that happen when I’ve been overloaded with pollen for long. It doesn’t hurt. I don’t feel it. Tends to freak people out, though.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Sixty-One

Today is Easter Sunday. I don’t celebrate it, but I am aware that others do.

The pollen count today is 9.5. I went outside anyway. I’ll be paying for that tomorrow when I’ll be too exhausted to do anything. One day outside in 9.5 pollen makes me useless for at least a day – sometimes more.

My husband and I went out and played Pokémon GO. I’m using the game as motivation to get my tired, fibromyalgia-having, self to walk around and get some exercise when I am able to.

Walk around – get a cute little Pokémon as a prize. Repeat until you can’t.

To our surprise, downtown wasn’t as crowded this Sundays as it typically is.