In 2015, I suffered through the worst pollen seasons I’ve ever experienced.  The spring pollen season went away – and the fall pollen season started not long after that.

I knew I would be going through the same allergen induced agony again this year.  I believed it would be easier since I had lived through it before and kind of knew what to do to alleviate the worst symptoms.  You can probably tell from the “selfie” at the end of this blog that I was in a ton of pain by the end of August.

Here begins the “Saga of the Rising Pollen Count”.  Fall pollen season started early August, and decided to just go ahead and party all month long.  Meanwhile, I’m struggling to do things that were much easier to do just a few weeks ago.  I’m frustrated, so I’m writing allergy haiku of frustration on Twitter.

Today is awful
Pollen count six point seven
I am struggling

August 9, 2016

Pollen count today
A terrible six point eight
I am suffering

August 11, 2016

Today’s pollen count
Bit better than yesterday
Still not good for me

August 12, 2016

Today’s pollen count
An irritating seven
And so… it begins

August 13, 2016

Pollen count seven
For second day in a row
Flat out exhausted

August 14, 2016

Pollen count today
May as well be a seven
Six point nine – not good

August 15, 2016

We need groceries
Pollen count is six point nine
Gotta go outside

August 16, 2016

Sick as hell today
Pollen count seven point three
Now in danger zone

August 17, 2016

“Poisoned” with pollen
Counteract with Benadryl
My mind floats away

August 17, 2016

Sun’s coming up
Pollen count already high
Gonna sleep through this

August 18, 2016

Seven point three now
Itching eyes and sinus pain
Worst is yet to come

August 19, 2016

Gonna go outside
Starbucks doesn’t deliver
I need an iced chai

August 19, 2016

Seven point eight now
Pollen count over seven
Four days in a row

August 20, 2016

I’m losing hit points
Cumulative damage from
Pollen in the air

August 22, 2016

Acupuncture day!
Gonna help me to survive
Pollen, smoke in air

August 23, 2016

Pollen count at eight
Benadryl for breakfast day
Very grumpy me

August 24, 2016

Pollen eight point three
Those who have no allergies
Will feel this one

August 25, 2016

I have lost track of
Number of days I’ve suffered
From the pollen count

August 26, 2017

Running high fever
Body fighting allergens
Like they’re a virus

August 27, 2016

Pollen count is eight
All I’m good for is sleeping
And video games

August 28, 2016

Sleeping way too much
Woke up sick once again
Pollen season sucks

August 29, 2016

Pollen count today
Is a painful eight point five
Days of pain ahead

August 30, 2016

Pollen eight point six
Comprehension fades away
Taking ALL the drugs

August 31, 2016

Posted new “selfie”
Pollen slowly killing me
I am still alive

August 30, 2016

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