Posts Tagged ‘ allergies ’

Germs or Motes? Waiting for the Frost

August 1, 2017
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I’ve been feeling crappy the last several days: either an oncoming summer cold or a bad allergy attack (and/or lack of sleep This is a third shift worker’s go-to explanation for everything). Considering all the…

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Shut the Outdoors

May 8, 2017
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  Spring is here and pollen clouds the air. It reminds me – I’m not an outdoor person. Give me soft slippers, a good book, Netflix, dirty martinis, a comfy sofa, and I’m as happy…

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More triggers for age-related asshat allergy syndrome

April 19, 2017
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Spring has sprung (well, maybe not here in Maine, where there are still random piles of snow on the ground, for gawd’s sake). But in areas where trees, flowers and grasses are blooming by now,…

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Medical alert: Age-related asshat allergy syndrome

December 14, 2016
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I seem to have acquired some unusual allergies as I’ve gotten older. Unlike the typical allergic reactions—such as sneezing and itchy eyes—to things like pollen, dust or animal dander, I find myself having reactions to…

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Minimally Invasive, So They Say

December 2, 2015
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When the specialist told me he wanted to do a sinusotomy I thought he said sinusodomy. “You call that minimally invasive? It’s great that you don’t have to cut through the skin, but you didn’t…

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A Song of Spring

May 8, 2015
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This tree is out to get you!

Spring is here, with fragrant flowers Wafting perfume here and there. Here I stand amid the bowers, Breathing the aromatic air. A tickle rises up my nose Stops and digs into my brain. I gasp…

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The Plant Overlords

May 5, 2015
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Sometimes my job as a sound mixer in Show Business takes me to some fascinating and exotic locations, and sometimes it just lands me right in the middle of a commercial plant nursery for 16…

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Allergy Hell

May 2, 2012
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The pollen count in LA is so high it has the munchies.       Suzy SoroIf you're a fan of Seinfeld you'll remember me as the woman who got the last chocolate babka. I've…

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