Shortly before I started writing this blog post, I took a look at Twitter (now called “X”). The “What’s Happening” section included the word Benadryl. I was wondering why Benadryl was trending, hoping it wasn’t going to tell me there was a shortage.Continue Reading “People Are Confusing Benadryl and Cold Medication on Twitter”
What’s worse than struggling with chronic illneses? The answer to that question would be suffering through fall pollen season, while California is on fire, during a pandemic.
In this blog, I have a collection of things I posted on social media while exhausted, sick, and on various drugs that somewhat alleviate my chronic illnesses.Continue Reading “Chronic Illness Moments”
Many changes have been made as a response to dealing with COVID-19. Most of them involve things people can do to avoid catching – and spreading – the virus. My state has ordered (almost) everyone to “shelter at home”.
The result has caused changes that I would not have guessed would become “the new normal” in 2020.Continue Reading “Shelter At Home”
My husband and I had a window air conditioner in our bedroom. We were lucky to have a relative come over and install it for us. At the time the work was done, everything looked great. The years were not kind to this air conditioner, nor the perch it was sitting on.
What we didn’t realize, until we had the air conditioner removed, was that it was very likely making us both sick. My immune system sucks, so this probably hit me harder than it did my husband.Continue Reading “How a Window Air Conditioner Made Me Sick”
Let’s say your doctor has prescribed a medication for you, based on your health issues and symptoms. It is a drug that you have never taken before. Your doctor believes it will help you.
Many people will simply fill the prescription and take the medicine. I, however, cannot do that because I have a whole lot of allergies. I learned the hard way that some medicines contain things I am allergic to.
My decision on whether or not to take a medication starts with research.Continue Reading “How to Research a Medication for Allergens”
Here I sit, with itching eyes
All because I went outsideContinue Reading “Pollen Spewing Plants”
I wrote this poem while under the influence of both Zyrtec and Benadryl, which I hoped would help me survive this year’s Fall pollen season. The suffering I go through every Fall (and Spring) feels like a curse.
The inspiration for this poem was a “prescribed burn” that was close enough to my home for the smoke to blow in the windows and set off my allergies. (Photo from Pixabay.)