A month tucked away in the Italian countryside on a cozy little farm with the spring sun warming each day – it sounds magical doesn’t it?
But poor Susan isn’t quite having the vacation of her dreams. Instead she is having such a severe hay fever attack she is in agony. Her eyes, itchy and inflamed, are pouring with tears, her face is swollen and her sinuses are completely blocked off. She can barely breathe, let alone sleep and get some much needed rest. And for a cruel twist – she forgot to pack her Flonase prescription!
Stepping outside makes it even worse. When I talk to her on the phone I feel so bad for her. She sounds just terrible!
She is heading to the doctor today to try to get a Flonase prescription (or something similar) – but being pregnant, there isn’t too much relief waiting for her.
Susan’s allergies are usually pretty bad here at this time of year. But apparently the Italian countryside is tormenting her beyond anything Canada has ever thrown at her! I hope that somehow her allergies calm down a bit and she is able to enjoy her vacation. What a shame to have allergies ruin such a wonderful trip visiting her in laws.
She has learned one thing for sure. The next time she visits her in laws in Italy – it won’t be in the spring!
(Want to know something interesting? Although we are identical twins, I do not suffer from hay fever.)