And it wasn't until I was 11 or so when I had month long headaches that we actually had me tested and found that I was indeed allergic to a bazillion things including, but not limited to, pollen from every tree that ever existed within my eye sight. So my first actual line of defense was allergy shots, which worked for quite some time. And then I stopped taking them. I really don't know why, but we eventually just stopped.
And when I entered college I had a regimen by which I woke up every morning and took a generic Chlortrimaton. It was necessary if I wanted to, I don't know, breathe. I went to the Quack Shack one time for something like pink eye and got a doctor who actually was willing to look me in the eye, unlike another certain doctor. And had the following conversation:
"Are you pregnant?"
"Do you take any medication daily?"
"Birth Control and an anti-histamine."
"WHAT?!?!? YOU SHOULDN'T BE DOING THAT, YOU SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING WHILE TAKING ANTI-HISTAMINES, THEY PUT YOU IN A HAZE AND YOU DON'T EVEN REALLY SEE ANYTHING!!!"
"Oh, so are you volunteering to follow me around and resuscitate me when I finally fall over from not being able to breathe?"
"Well, um...er...there's a spectrum...and uh...you must be on the low end...and maybe it doesn't effect you that way."
"Thanks, can we talk about my eye now?"
So for the past 3 years I managed to have some kind of pregnancy/breastfeeding bubble surrounding my immune system which was awesome and I haven't taken an anti-histamine on a regular basis since we started trying to get pregnant [3 years ago].
And as of 2 months ago, when we finally gave up the last of the breastfeeding, my bubble has burst - pollen has again shown its ugly face. I have not been well for any length of time in 2 months. Coincidentally tree pollen is at extreme levels according to my weatherman of choice - which he cheerfully tells me every morning. This last bout has been the worst. I am re-starting my daily anti-histamine regimen in retaliation. I will not go down without a fight.
I'm tempted to blame Obama, since it started happening almost exactly when he was inaugurated, and I figured if Bush was responsible for Hurricane Katrina then why couldn't Obama be responsible for the extreme levels of tree pollen? It makes just about as much sense.
Just to be clear, he's not pooping, he's looking at turtles in the pond.
Yeah, this is later than my normal posts, but I've got the writer's block. So sue me.