a painful weekend

April 17, 2023

my thoughts

This past weekend was not a fun one! Luckily, for the most part the weekend is down time for me, so I didn’t have to put anything off or postpone things.

~ April 14, 2023 ~

It started late Friday – a dull headache I just couldn’t get rid of. We were expecting rain over the weekend, so I chalked it up to the disturbance in the barometric pressure. When the barometric pressure changes or is getting ready to change, I tend to get headaches. Nothing major, just a dull throb in my head that typically goes away once the pressure stabilizes.

Come Saturday, my headache hadn’t gone away, but had actually gotten worse. My sinus’, teeth, ears, jaw bone – everything above my shoulders hurt – and we still hadn’t gotten any rain. Nothing I was trying was working – hot showers or baths, hot or cold compresses on my head, saline (homemade) nasal spray, drinking more liquids, Aleve…nothing was working. I might get a few minutes of relief, but then the pain was right back where it started – and still no rain. I went to bed early Saturday night, hoping I wouldn’t wake up in pain.

No such luck – I was up at 4am. My son was still up and got me some pain meds and my compress for my head. Around 6, I finally took some allergy medicine and fell asleep on the couch. After all of that, what I needed was the antihistamine!

For the most part, I’ve been able to get away from taking allergy medicine, using honey, saline nasal spray and other foods to suppress any allergy symptoms. Taking showers and washing my face also help, but it’s been so long since we’ve gotten any rain that none of that was working. The pollen is thick right now.

There were storms all around us over the weekend, but we never actually got much more than a tease here. Last night (Sunday night), we did get a little bit of rain – my birdbath is almost overflowing – but not enough to wash the vehicles off.

So, for the foreseeable future I will be taking allergy medicine – at least until we get a good rain that washes most of the pollen away. No fun, but sometimes we have to bite the bullet and do what we don’t want to.

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white verses black
straight verses gay
rich verses poor
man verses woman


state verses you

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