When Enough Is Enough.
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Call it a hot summer day or is it a crisp, cool fall day?
With this weather lately who knows if you should wear shorts or pants, sweaters or tops, sandals or boots? Same goes for my immune system that took a nose dive earlier this afternoon. I knew it couldn't be anything from yesterday but darn the more I was moving around the worse it got and even unbearble once I went outside then came back in the house to open the windows. I only get 'seasonal' allergies and I already take a steroid nasal spray however once I went down the street and had my windows open in the car my chest got tighter and soon I was reaching for my peak flow meter and rescue inhaler. What I didn't realize was because the winds were so bad outside it was picking up all the leaves. I am allergic to more than a few different types of trees but didn't think about all the leaves blowing everywhere triggering one of the worst allergy attacks. Honestly I figured since my roommate-ex was sick the past few weeks it had to do something with them. What I did catch instead was a nasty allergic reaction. YIKES!
I had my rescue inhaler and took it a few times but once I looked at the side expiration date which was May 2011 I was surprised I got any relief. DUH! I guess it would had been smart to first look at the expiration but I haven't had any really bad asthma attacks this year. Well until today anyways. My family physician is very quick about returning calls on the weekends because he knows when this gal gets into trouble I get into T R O U B L E! He called me in a few prescriptions. One being a new rescue inhaler with a new chamber and the other a quick acting nasal spray to use the next three days or until the weather decides to give my poor immune system a break. The pharmacy said, "Today is one of the worst days for allergies due to all the junk outside blowing around. We have been busy all day filling asthma inhalers and allergy medication."
I guess I am far from alone in this city with the crazy weather wreaking havoc.
Once I got enough medication going for my head and chest it took around three hours later to finally get some relief. THANK GOODNESS! It's bad enough having severe head congestion but then to add an asthma attack is double whammy. I just hope this never happens again but until then I will stick with my doctors game plan and medication. The cool fall weather hopefully will return for good this coming week!
On my way back home this evening I was hoping to relax and take it easy but that would be 'WISHFUL THINKING!' Instead I ended up with a second day playing maid to my roommate-ex that went into a few hours. While cleaning up I started smelling what I thought was smoke. NAH! NO WAY! He knows I am having allergy problems so surely he didn't have anyone over smoking in the house. I started walking around in the kitchen and sure enough it was coming from the trashcan and dining room. Not only did he have someone over but they smoked obviously in the house because why else knowing I am having allergy problems and asked them to keep the windows shut would they then in turn open them and second of all cigarette ashes were in the trashbag and bottom of the trash can!
HERE'S A FEW OF MY CHOICE WORDS WHEN I HIT THE FAN!
Forget being a good sport only being told the prior evening they are having lots of people in the house when someone has a terminal condition and needs to watch catching germs but now the next day I realize and was told someone dumped cigarette ashes in the trash can and smoking when I am having asthma attacks and got medicine from my doctor today?!!
OH HECK NO!
Yep folks. That huge lightbulb for the love of the Good Lord went off in my head this evening. I thank the Good Lord too for finally letting me see the light! More like turning on the light! I HIT THE FAN TIMES 10,000,000! So here I am and on the fast track to putting all the needed changes I should had started over a few years ago into action. I won't be anyones maid service anymore nor disrespected. If I had to put a stop to stress just last month then maybe I need to put another stop to the King of all stress right now! Not later, not next year but NOW! Its pretty sad when I haven't seen friends in years due to being sick over the weekend and they too are in the medical field but work in it. They were very concerned for my over all well being but most important questioned 'what if' I put a stop to the stress from others years ago instead of allowing it to continue? Would my condition had progressed so rapidly?
Their answer and finally my answer this evening once that huge lightbulb went off in my head:
NO! NO! NO! and final answer NO!
Yep. Today was the day. October 16, 2011 when I finally have had enough. Nevada can't come soon enough. Its time for me to start making all necesssary changes today and start taking action now. If others don't have respect for your overall well being then how do you expect to be well?
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Updated: October 17, 2011 3:48 AM EDT