I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Annnnnd breathe. But not outside, because pollen is evil.

I'm here to tell you that Hay Fever sucks, but I know most folks are already aware of that. I'm still having trouble with my ears, sinuses, and a nagging cough that I can't get rid of to save my life. Yes, I know. Welcome to Spring.

The weather is beautiful, though. I've been spending more time outside than usual, allergies be damned, because Spring and Autumn are the ideal time for my muscles, assuming no other triggers are upon me. It's challenging, because so many things trigger my HKPP episodes and muscle weakness, including histamines AND antihistamines, so there's no winning that one. But I can't spend every waking (or sleeping, for that matter) moment indoors. I guess I technically could, but I wouldn't want to. Nobody should have to live like that.

It's inevitable in the dead of summer. I always have to become a hermit, because my body simply cannot tolerate the sauna we deal with on the Gulf Coast. 100 degree heat index with 100% humidity is for athletes, not people with systemic disease. Tachycardia and dehydration come far too easily, as easily as walking to the mailbox or getting in the car. So it's difficult. But so is winter. Muscles are such temperamental things.

I'm rambling. At any rate, I'm doing my best to enjoy Spring in spite of my ailments. I have some photos to share soon of a couple of my rare outings. I'll try to get them uploaded tomorrow.

Happy Spring, Achoos and God Bless Yous to all.