It’s Friday. Thank goodness.
I’ve always had allergies. Or, at least, I developed them when I was young- probably around the same age the twins are now. It began with anything perfumey (scented soaps, perfumes, etc), and gradually expanded to include pet dander and hay fever.
During my late teens and adulthood, peculiar things began to happen- standing outside a horse barn, my eyes leaked like a faucet and I’d begin wheezing at indoor rodeo events. It was mild, though, so I never thought much of it.
Two summers ago, that changed. We were at an indoor rodeo in Oyen, and I began wheezing again. It was different this time, though. I felt like I was suffocating, so after a bit, we left. Part of me thought I should see the doctor, but the other part of me thought I felt that way because it was sweltering hot that day. (It was July or August).
So when September 27 rolled around and I woke up looking like the Michelin blimp, I knew it was more than just a mild reaction. The day before, we had been at a friends’ place putting the trailer away for the season. Before we left, we stopped to pet their horses. (The twins have inherited my obsession with them).
Doctor B was on call at the hospital when I went in- that’s how he became my family doctor. He prescribed a couple different medications to take care of the reaction, including my epi pen, which I carry with me all the time now.
After further allergy testing (with my current allergist), I’ve become severely allergic to horses and Timothy grass. I don’t go anywhere near them anymore. I obsess from a distance. I also have allergy-induced asthma.
You’ll notice there’s a blank spot in my layout with 3×3 written on it. I want a picture of horses (ideally G’s), but any will do to complete the story in my layout. I plan to add it once I get it!
For some humour, I thought the unicorns in the Little Dreamer patterned paper was perfect- unicorns are horses too, after all! I paired it with some Jack patterned paper, as well.