Hay fever this season has been horrendous. My allergies keep me up at night and I'm constantly blowing my nose throughout the day. I finally went to see a doctor after three months of dousing myself with over the counter anti-histamines and decongestants, on top of spraying Febreeze all over the apartment. Advertised as being able to kill 75% of airborne allergens, I don't believe it's done anything except make the apartment smell like lilacs. The doctor prescribed stronger meds and nasal spray. Gross. It's Nasoncolyx or some other derivative of Nasonex. I hate the bitter back drip. However the rewards are worth all the disgusting bits, as I am no longer a mouth breather. Hurrah!
There is one small setback , as with most quick fixes, the new meds pretty much knock me out.
So on Monday morning, despite the cold shower and sprint to my car, I was still half-asleep. I drove to George's cafe envisioning a double dose of espresso...hell, possibly even three and a slice of banana nut loaf. And as with all other mornings, I stopped across the street and made a u-turn towards the opposite side. But in my handicapped state, I forgot the tres importante step of checking my blind spot.
A truck in the next lane came barreling down the street and screeched to a halt (a smoke and hissing from the radiator kind of halt), as I clenched the wheel all wide-eyed. It stopped about a foot away from hitting the driver-side door.
Needless to say, I was wide awake by then. :/