You can always pick a nice climate to live and take allergy shots. I took shots for 4 years. It was the single most quality of life improvement I've ever done. I don't have to mow the yard with two handkerchiefs in my pockets any more.
Amen to that!
I used to LIVE with a box of tissues (or roll of TP) in the car, another next to the bed, another at the office and I STILL kept a pocket full of tissues. I was miserable.
I was stung by a wasp & had a bad reaction. 4 hours later at the emergency room, I left with my wind pipes fully operational. Because my house is 15 miles out of town, another episode like that could have been nasty so what to do?
I looked into allergy shots for the stinging SOB's and figured, while doing that, may as well knock off cats & pollin & pine trees and the like.
For me, it was a 5 year regemine of weekly shots AND once a month, I had to go in again for the sting shots so that specific week I was there twice during the month.
I finally graduated & the Doc said I was but a few people who were so dilligent to only miss 2-3 appointments in the total 5 years. I would not have missed those had I not been out of the country.
Regardless... today, I might blow my nose once every three months (not that anyone cares ) verses almost non-stop prior to my shots. For me it was a huge success. I am not kidding when I say almost non-stop.
I'm in Jacksonville and my experience so far here is, I hate the water (I'm on a well in TN). This water here is blechhhhhhhhhhhhh.
That said, I DO love the fact that I'm within 2-3 miles of Lowes, grocery, gas, Dr's, shoppes..... just in the thick of it. In TN, if you ran out of milk it was a 15 mile one way drive into town so this is a real culture shock being in the middle of things.
I have found the people I work with and anyone I've met to be very nice. What I find really positive about that statement (and I do not intend for this to sound racist or anything negative) but I find EVERYONE I've met to be very nice.... this includes ALL races of folks to date. It really seems like this area is a "let's just smile & get along with everyone" kind of area and I like that.
Perhaps I had a couple too many friends in TN that were rednecks.....
Wife is in Knoxville with the dogs. The Jubilee's are with me in Jacksonville.
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