Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Friday is my last weekly allergy shot. And frankly, I am getting a little teary eyed about it. Yes, I will still have to get them every 4-6 weeks, but that means my body has time to recover fully between shots, instead of the strange and stressful merry go round of weekly shots. 2 days of misery, 2 days of melancholy, then 3 days of boundless energy, and around and around has been exhausting.

I have felt 80% now for almost a year, I have lost countless weekends and have yet to see any difference in my allergies. If I could turn back the clock, I wouldn't have done this.

I'm trying not to put too much pressure on myself to make up for lost time, but I am very excited about regaining so many of things I had to abandon for the past year.


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Count It Down

After this week, I will have 5 more weeks of weekly allergy shots. 5 more weeks of itchy and cranky weekends, 5 more weeks of only feeling at 80%.

And then?

I only have to go get shots every 4-6 weeks.

So here is what I wish for once the allergy shots aren't always taxing my system:

1. Stop constantly sniffling
2. Be able to swim longer and faster since I will not be so congested
3. Be energetic in the mornings again
4. Be able to work out in the mornings again because of said energy
5. More energy in general
6. The desire to plan lunches and meals again
7. Fun Friday and Saturday nights
8. Stop the constant headache and neck stress
9. Be able to plan weekend events with more certainty

Now, the shots are not over. After the 4-6 week ones, I then get to spread them out even further. But I am really hoping that I will feel better once the injections are spread out to every 4-6 weeks. Am I happy I did the allergy shots? I don't know. I have yet to see a benefit, but I am too far forward to stop now.