Good evening all,
So after 10 hours of loading a trailer in -30 weather, having a sick work team, and an additional 20 hours of schlepping boxes and packing (not to mention 5 hours of sleep in 72 hours) I'm sick. Eww...
While laying here miserable the thought of pollen crossed my mind...
How high is the pollen count? Do lots of people suffer allergies? Or are the trade winds enough of a blessing that it really isn't an issue?
(sorry if my thoughts are muddled - sick sucks :-()
I've lived in 3 distinct "climate" areas on Stx, have dust/mold allergies and all 3 areas presented one or the other. Best thing is to get sun and seawater up your nose! on a regular basis.
Icy: Lots of pollen, allergies and asthma. You might want to check Dr Shapiro's pollen count: http://www.entvi.com/Pages/NavBar/620.html And in the early summer there is always the Sahara dust plague to comfort us.;)
Sorry moving has run ya down, hope you are back tip-top soon. 🙂
I've been down here for a week now and breathing better than I have in ages in wet, western Kentucky.
I suffer from sinus problems here in AZ but have yet to have that problem in STX.
KNOCK ON WOOD!!!
I tend to have constant allergies here but less painful allegories then many of the places I lived stateside.
My sinus problems were just hideous in Florida, but after the first week or so in STT, they have calmed down quite a bit. Where I live on island is pretty dry and windy. I am sure the sahara dust will bother me, but haven't experienced that yet.
So after a lot of sleep, best guess is around 17 hours, with a break to post here somewhere in the middle. :$) I am much better, and thanks for the well wishes. 🙂
I honestly get hay fever. When it is time to make hay life gets gross. For truly seasonal allergies do ya all have some recommendations for OTC drugs? Living in the rockies I haven't had any allergies in many years. 🙂
My other concern will be no diving if my sinus cavities are filled with gunk... 🙁 So the beginning of summer note is a good one. 🙂
Last part to this question is, if the weather never changes how do you identify seasons?
Ok - and Sahara dust?????
Icy: You don't notice it right now, because you came from the great white north, but we know this is winter because it is COLD and windy. 😉
Re: Sahara dust: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_dust
You are accustomed to, what 15% humidity?, and have just moved into something like 80% humidity along with different plants and trees. If you continue to have problems, you may want to make an appointment with Dr Shapiro re: allergies etc. He is also a diver, so would have some words of wisdom there.
Neti Pot ...
Oh and I average about 6% humidity out here... *-)