If you are new to East Texas (or tend to hibernate through the spring), you may not know what is about to happen. It begins innocently enough, a slight yellow dusting on your car. You wake up with a slight tickle in the back of your throat. Before the month of March is complete, however, you will come to know The Menace that is spring pollen!
Pollen is coming and there is nowhere to hide.
“For as long as I can remember, I have carried a tissue at the ready. A hunter could easily track me by my trail of wadded tissues—stuffed under my pillow, down among the bedclothes, in every available pocket, tucked under skirt belts and up blouse sleeves, making little white mounds in my purse, on my desk, under the cushion of my favorite reading chair, inevitably drifting down to the floor of whatever room I visit, even briefly.”
“My nose is usually slightly red. Sometimes my face itches, my eyelids puff and water, and the whites of my eyes turn pink. My ears ring and the roof of my mouth itches. I occasionally suffer from mild nausea or diarrhea. Sometimes my sinuses feel like they’re made out of cement, and sometimes I have trouble breathing. I have a whole repertoire of headaches from the one that feels like eyestrain to the big mamou that settles over my head, neck, and shoulders like a sick, dense smog of pain. Often I am sleepy, achy, and lethargic.”
Kaye Northcott, writer for Texas Monthly
Each morning as you check the weather forecast, don’t forget to check the pollen forecast! If nothing else, you’ll know when to grab one tissue and when to grab a box of tissues.
Capstone Healthcare Staffing can’t help you with your allergies, but we can help you find a job! Stop in for a tissue and let us know what we can do to serve you.