Saturday, April 10, 2010

Oh my aching head



The skies have been yellow here recently. Along with the car, the bbq pit, the dog, the grandchildren...basically everything that is outside. It's pollen and it's everywhere. 

I was reading a story that's headline was Achoo! Pollen at its worst in years in many areas. Yes it is.

I was shaking my head in agreement as I read along. Finding myself seeing our yard in the descriptions they gave. Finding myself seeing my head, nose and throat in those descriptions too. It's pretty bad. 

Here's part of the story from Yahoo News:

The words "pollen" and "allergy" are among the top 10 trending topics on Twitter in several U.S. cities. Everywhere, it seems, is covered in a fine yellow dust that irritates our lives. Experts say it's the worst they've seen in years in many areas.

"It's wicked bad this year," said Dr. Mona Mangat, an allergy specialist in St. Petersburg, Fla., who can't recall a worse year in the six she's worked there. "We're just overwhelmed with patients right now. We're double- and triple-booked with new patients, trying to work people in because we know how much people are suffering."

This year is especially bad in the Southeast, weather experts say, likely due to winter's unseasonably cold weather.

"That may have helped delay some of the plants from blooming as early as they may have wanted to," said John Feerick, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather. "It's the fact that everything is coming out all at once."
Do you see the words I made bold? ESPECIALLY BAD IN THE SOUTHEAST. You don't have to tell me that. We live in Georgia. That's on the Southeast coast just in case you didn't know that. 

I went to pollen.com for an allergy forecast to see how much longer it's going to be like this. This is what I found when I clicked on Georgia and then entered our zip code:


 

Lovely. I guess I better buy some more Benedryl.






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