Allergies

May. 8th, 2017 05:17 pm
commodorified: a capital m, in fancy type, on a coloured background (Default)
[personal profile] commodorified
So, this area is experiencing severe flooding, I mean holy crap lookit it which means that I am experiencing severe allergies and have in fact been having an asthma attack for, um, at least a week? It got bad enough to be undeniable last week.

As far as I can tell, most of this continent is having an especially severe allergy-asthma spring. I feel fairly awful about having been stuck in bed when people are losing their homes, but there it is. I can't walk up a medium hill or take a shower or do an hour's housework without being breathless and miserable for hours, so that's where it's at.

(Note: I do not want advice, please. Unless you are A) an allergist, B) who accepts OHIP and are C) taking new patients, in which case speak up, I'm in the market, my current Dr takes forever to get an appointment with — Son? Just Don't.)

So WisCon is now an "expect me when you see me" deal. I am not very happy about this, but I'm going to have to make a call based on the forecast and my health the day before the car leaves for Madison. I really do not want to repeat the time I turned blue and had to make an emergency run for home at great upheaval and expense.

The rest of the family expects to be in attendance.

ETA On the upside, I thought I was in Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Physical Condition, but it turns out that when I can supply them with a reliable flow of oxygen, my muscles are fine.

Date: 2017-05-08 10:47 pm (UTC)
linaelyn: (I love you)
From: [personal profile] linaelyn
I am so sorry that your asthma-allergy is worsened right now! Bad timing, both on the "Marna is a wonderful person to have on the team during a crisis" issue, and also major bummer on possibly missing WisCon.

My daughter's boyfriend's mother (there's a mouthful! They're too young/innocent for it to be "in-laws") is the same sort of Public Health Nurse-wow-you're-helpful/amazing person with the Red Cross around these parts, and sadly, is in the same boat with the allergies/sinus infections/migraines/frickin'ANAPHALAXIS triggered by flood site molds & fungi. I salute your discretion being the better part of valor, in all seriousness, having covered for her life's duties with both of her kids (very gladly, to the extreme) for a week while she was hospitalized. Long story short- Thanks for not being the one in the hospital, because you didn't see it coming and stayed home. (No Blame on her, this was an escalation of her health issues beyond previous events.)

I like my friends breathing, thankyouverymuch.

Date: 2017-05-08 11:33 pm (UTC)
mmegaera: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mmegaera
It's amazing how underrated oxygen is until you're deprived of it.

Please feel better soon (and that is the extent of my advice).

Date: 2017-05-09 02:47 am (UTC)
mycrazyhair: (Penguin Pete with Tim Sleeping)
From: [personal profile] mycrazyhair
Well, bugger it! Because this is exactly what you need right now!

((((Hugs))))

Date: 2017-05-09 10:41 am (UTC)
xinef: (Default)
From: [personal profile] xinef
Sorry to hear about the allergies. Hope that they settle down as things dry out now that the rain has stopped.

Date: 2017-05-09 11:18 am (UTC)
ironphoenix: (flaming)
From: [personal profile] ironphoenix
More hugs, and sympathies!

Date: 2017-05-09 03:31 pm (UTC)
ambiviolent: John and Delenn from Babylon 5 (Friendship)
From: [personal profile] ambiviolent
Hoping your lungs re-commit to being lungs & that you are feeling better soon.

Date: 2017-05-09 07:13 pm (UTC)
antongarou: (Default)
From: [personal profile] antongarou
Ouch. I hope you manage to make it to the con, and if not that you recover well.

Date: 2017-05-10 06:49 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Dreamy photo of playground roundabout in rosy foggy light (lost youth)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
even w typical amounts of rain, it's peak allergy here in Madison right now. There'S a yellow-green haze on all the windows.

Hope things improve all round by con-time

Date: 2017-05-10 07:04 pm (UTC)
ephemera: celtic knotwork style sitting fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] ephemera
I had my first asthma attack in several years recently (a cold-thing that hit my lungs) and remembered exactly how debilitating not being able to breathe properly is. Much sympathy!

Date: 2017-05-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
tree_and_leaf: Isolated tree in leaf, against blue sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
I am - belated - sorry to hear things have been so bad. Oddly enough my allergies have been particularly bad this year too, though for presumably unrelated reasons (we've had an unusually dry spring, in fact).

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