Monday, May 9, 2011
Spring! The sun is shining! The flowers are blooming! The trees have leaves popping out! And...it's allergy season with burning, teary eyes and wheezing breathing.
I never had allergies until I was past middle age. I remember sitting in my doctor's office with my eyes watering. He asked what the problem was.
"My eyes feel like I have boulders in them."
"Hmmm. Let's have a look."
"You're right. You do have boulders in them. Big pollen boulders."
He gave me eye drops (which I despise!) and sent me on my way. Since then I've added wheezing, sneezing, and coughing to my repertoire. Every spring is a positive symphony of aches and pains.
And yet, I still love the color and scents of spring. I just love it mostly from indoors. How about you? Anyone else having a tussle with spring?