As I’ve been scrubbing my counters and wiping crumbs from the fridge, I have been feeling absolutely miserable. Not from this physical labor, but from symptoms of red, irritated eyes, body aches, and scratchy throat. G-d forbid I’ve come down with pink eye or a virus. Ain’t got no time for that ’cause Pesach is in less than a week!
I did what pharmaceutical ads typically say: “So, I talked to my doctor…” After speaking with her, she informed me I was suffering from seasonal allergies. I am usually allergic to autumn mold, not spring pollen. I guess this year must be really bad for spring allergies to cause me this much misery. I was prescribed eye drops and a daily allergy pill. What a difference! After two days, I’m feeling almost like a new person.
Were there seasonal allergies in ancient times? I wonder. There were 10 plagues brought upon the Egyptians. While not as catastrophic as blood, frogs, lice, and the remaining seven plagues, can I rank hay-fever as plague number 11?
It’s time for my drops and meds, so I’m ending my post here. If you are itching, sneezing, or wheezing right along with me, I commiserate. If you aren’t, be glad this affliction has passed you by.
Thanks for reading.
Karen TKK (The Klutter Koach)