Sunday, April 04, 2010

Gardening without misery

I was able to help the lovely and charming Mrs Yam clear up part of the yard today. Typically, I find myself later convulsing with swollen sinuses, dibilitating fits of sneezing and a temporary blindness due to my eyes swelling shut. I would attempt to alleviate the symptoms with anti-hystemines and a neti pot.

This year, none of that happened. I began getting alergy shots last fall and continued faithfully with the regimen throughout the winter and now I'm seeing the benefits of the shots. I'm thrilled to see that they actually work and I am looking forward to May and August this year (tree pollens and ragweed pollens, respectively) as months that I can see, hear, smell and taste without the use of allergy medicines.

It may not be for you, but if you are the least bit curious, I heartily endorse it.

3 comments:

Beany said...

Wow, I had no idea that the allergies could be that bad. Glad you were able to garden some though. Happy Spring!

rlove2bike said...

Interesting...I will be showing your post to my son, who suffers with the allergies. Glad it is working for you.

Beast1624 said...

Glad to hear you found relief.

I don't usually have that bad a time with allergies but this season I've been hit pretty hard...then someone brings in some damn Lilly plants at Easter!