It is back to work for me tomorrow. I had my two days off and I feel only a smidgen rested. Oh, well. Such as it is.
Yesterday I did all my around the house crap. Laundry x 5. Or was it 6 loads? Cleaned the bathroom, changed the beds, mowed the backyard. I had to go to Costco and then the regular grocery store. It was great because it was so quiet at both stores and on the highway. It was like the rapture had taken place. My daughter had come along, bless her, and helped me deal with the people that were there. I don’t know what I am going to do when she moves out. But then I probably won’t have to go to Costco anymore.
Today I mowed the front lawn and my allergies are taking over my body. My eyes are so sore. The eczema around my eyes is really, really bad at the moment. And so attractive! I am not kidding, I look like hell. Did I already talk about this? I had gone to my doctor about it who prescribed this cream called Elidel. But here is an interesting tidbit. It may cause skin cancer. The Pharmaceutical Company says there has been no definitive link between the use of Elidel and skin cancer but I am not going to risk it. I also went to my Naturopath who only seemed to want me to have a test that costs $800.00 and sell me a supplement that costs $125.00/month. Again, not covered.
After weeks of looking into different things (eliminating foods from my diet, Epsom salts baths, different creams, no soaps… an endless list) I discovered something called EpiCarem that is sold over the counter but has to be ordered. It is expensive and not covered through my extended coverage (the Elidel is, of course) but I am getting desperate. The problem this year is in the Pacific Northwest we are having an early and very warm spring and there is fucking pollen everywhere. Even when I was little I had problems in the spring but things got better when I had my kids. Since my last baby was 18 years ago my allergies are getting worse. OK, I am rambling. I pick up this new cream tomorrow and I am hoping that it works even just a little. I would take a picture of my eyes but they are too gross.
Tonight I made the best coleslaw ever. And some roasted vegetables that are also amazing. Now it is time for me to have dinner.
I am reading your blogs. Just not always commenting. xo