Thursday I sick from pollen – felt like I had strep-throat and flu with chills, aching joints, and so forth. My sleep that night was interrupted by aching knees, ankles, back and throat pain. The experience was pretty miserable, but I would guess on a realistic pain-scale of 1 – 10 with 10 being worst, it was no more than about 4 or 5. This has been my typical April experience since moving to the House of the Many Oak Trees. Keeping the air return filter changed and using wonder drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription, helps reduce the effects of my body’s reaction to the presence of pollen. Going outside is hazardous; so is mowing. In a couple of weeks the oak-trees will have developed to the extent that I will risk anaphylaxis should I mow without an effective filter-mask. Yay. Springtime is pretty and horrible. Here is today’s pollen map and four-day pollen graph cadged from www.pollen.com :
I do still intend to go outside for my son’s T-Ball game, go for a bike ride, and maybe get the mowing done today, though.