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Oh garg! I woke up at 4AM unable to breathe, literally; my windpipe was nearly swollen shut, and I had to forcibly open up the spasmed muscles in my throat. Damn, that was difficult, and nearly a 911 event. This crud hadn't quite gone away and the post nasal drip filled up the back of my throat enough to irritate the inner lining. Well, with Selene's ministrations, some Clariton, and water, it all settled down.

No riding this Saturday albeit a beautiful day. We both spent the morning resting and reading. Beren, our male cat, does not like to be off the center of attention. Here he has planted himself directly atop the print Selene was trying to read. Notice he avoided the ads, just plopped on the exact center of Selene's reading field.
Current Locale:
Kirkland
My temperment:
distressed distressed
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On June 11th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC), insomnia commented:
Sounds like a particularly strong reaction. Any idea what you might be allergic to?

As much as I dislike using nasal spray, due to its tendency to make congestion worse over the longterm, it is useful over the shortterm (2-3 days, max) to prevent post-nasal drip. I also find that using a neti pot / salt rinse helps flush out the alergens.

If someone had told me ten years ago that I'd be pouring salt water up one nostril and out the other, I'd tell them they were a loon.
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On June 12th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC), elimloth replied:
I am mildly allergic to the cats. Perhaps this virus amplified my allergy - yuck!
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On June 11th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC), marypcb commented:
have you gunked the cats lately? ;-)
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On June 12th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC), elimloth replied:
It's been a week. Hmm, mild allergy + virus maybe = severe allergy?
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On June 12th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC), marypcb replied:
two things that both inflame your membranes and cause you to produce mucus to encapsulate the intruder particles = twice as much fun. speaking of which, himself has a horrid cold today - and it's too hot for a cold!
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On June 12th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC), elimloth replied:
Saturday was that day, reading the paper, lying down on the grassy hill for a few hours with the cats roaming the area.

And yes, sideways ads in paper news is a sign of much competition in the online news serve space.
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