Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cedar Fever

It is Texas.  It is winter.  Then it must be mountain cedar blooming time.  I don't have to see it in the air, I just have to breathe and there it is.

For the last several days I have been trying to ignore the stuffiness behind my nose, the dull headache and the itching at the end of my nose.  Then yesterday it flared up and by bedtime I was miserable.  Completely utterly miserable.  I was hardly able to enjoy my grandson's 8th birthday party -- but I managed some good cuddles from him so that helped. Then, I dosed myself up with Benadryl.

Today I am appropriately ill.  Some of the symptoms have subsided but I cannot breath through my nose.  I have been sitting here with warm compresses on my face and having a huge problem trying to eat.  It is impossible to eat when you have to breathe through your mouth.  So, hot tea, hot compresses, saline spray and the decision to not venture from my chair is my approach to dealing with it. I have put on chicken for soup which we will have later and I am just binge watching "Call the Midwife" and playing Animal Crossing New Leaf.  I am avoiding the Benadryl.

I will be better in a day or two.