Today is Day 37 of the Fall pollen season.  My mouth is still sore from the dental work I had a few days ago.  I’m not really able to chew food yet, and that makes getting enough calories incredibly difficult.

This is the third day in a row where I’ve tried to eat and ended up with less than 1,000 calories anyway.  As in, not even close to 1,000.  The result is I am super spacey and having difficulty focusing on anything.

The pollen count today was 6.3.  It’s moving in the right direction, but it isn’t where I need it to be just yet.  I hate not knowing when pollen season will be over.  If it were possible to know an end date – I might cope with it a bit better.

Shawn and I went grocery shopping today after discovering that there wasn’t very much food that I could eat at home (due to the limitations of the dental work).  We didn’t find very many things at the grocery store for me to eat.  I’m already very limited by food allergies, so the selection is small.

The photo above was taken at Peet’s while I waited for my mocha coffee.  (It’s probably called something else, but I can’t remember what).  I intentionally got a coffee with as many extra calories as I could, in the hopes of not dying of starvation before the dental work is done. Eventually, I go back to get this temporary cap removed and the permanent one put in.

Not being able to eat is making me more tired than usual.  There’s a strong chance that the lack of food will push my borderline anemia right over the border.  I would prefer that doesn’t happen. Part of my goal for 2017 was to lose weight, but this is not the way I wanted to do it.

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