As for me, I'm still suffering in allergy land, although I did make it to the soccer games today. I've been desperately trying various treatments, and I may have found one that helps. I've been on Allegra every day for many years, so I decided to try Zyrtec today (it's now over-the-counter). I tried it years ago (pre-CFS) and it made me drowsy, but I've been feeling so completely crashed from these allergies I thought, "So what if it does make me drowsy? Would I even notice?" And, guess what? I think it might be helping a little, along with strategic doses of Sudafed in between nap and bedtime.
So, anyway, it is time once again for Quote It Saturday, featuring a quote from a book I've read. Today's quote is actually from a teen novel I recently read, Where Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten. As often occurs, the topic is not chronic illness, but one character's thoughts about a different sort of life-changing trauma rang true for me. Here, the main character, Ellie, is talking about her sister's mysterious disappearance two years ago:
There are some things a person just never gets over, that the phrase "get over" doesn't really apply to. And when one of those things happens in your life, it doesn't matter how much time has passed, or if you're sitting alone in your room or at a party surrounded by a hundred people, and it doesn't matter if you're actually thinking about it or not because no matter where you are or what you're doing, it's still there. It's not just something that happened. It's become a part of you.
- Where Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
Isn't that just like living with CFS? Even on a good day when you're feeling pretty good, even at an important event that you are well enough to attend, even in the midst of a happy moment, it is always there, a part of you. By the way, it was an excellent book.
Hope you're having a good, allergy-free weekend!