AH, SPRING. Itís the time of year when most people celebrate warmer weather and longer days, and express their joy over the end of sub-freezing temperatures. Then, there are people like me, who hate spring and practically everything associated with it.
Thatís because the season of renewal annually renews my sinus agony, a horrific and unpleasant ordeal in which I suffer from headaches, congestion, fatigue, aches and pains for weeks on end. This makes me a very unpleasant person with whom to deal. Instead of being the friendly and polite Ben Kepple whom everyone knows and likes, I turn into the angry and sullen Ben Kepple who spends most of his free time lying down in pain. Hell, I canít even update my blog regularly, much less do anything anyone else expects of me.
And this is after I quit smoking. Believe me, it was worse in prior years, when I was indulging that two pack-a-day habit. This year, though, I do think Iím handling it better than in years past. Aside from quitting smoking Ė go me -- Iím drinking a lot more hot tea, which apparently helps out with sinus troubles. Also, chicken soup apparently helps, as does imagining that Iím really out in the California desert.Posted by Benjamin Kepple at March 24, 2006 11:51 PM | TrackBack