Quality of Life

Image CC0 by Joshua Earle
Image by :. Canon EOS 5D Mark III (24mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO640)
Image CC0 by Joshua Earle

I miss being a kid, I miss not having a phone to stare at when I went to bed and instead just going to sleep. I miss walking down the street and stopping to talk to people along the way (something that’s been replaced by so many people constantly staring down at their devices), to going to places and just enjoying them for what they are, to going for a coffee with a friend and just sitting in their company, talking, laughing, without reaching for phones or devices. How did we get to a point where we do something like that and end up taking self-terminating pictures instead of just talking and laughing?Jerry Lane

I hear ya, Jerry. I hear ya.

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Image by :Khürt L. Williams. NIKON D5100 (35mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO100)

My allergies were better this morning. It rained this morning and I think that flushed some of the pollen from the air. But by this evening it got worse. Bhavana tried asking the doctor to prescribe Nasonex and Singular. We know that a combination of those two with Zyrtec worked well last year. But the doctor is insisting I make a visit to his office.

I guess that’s why I’m in a mood. I told the doctor when I saw him a few weeks ago that I get bad seasonal allergies. At my last visit I asked him to prescribe albuterol because I know that my allergies induce asthma. He insisted that I wait until my symptoms presented. So here I am suffering with itchy and watery eyes, itchy throat, constant sneezing and tired from lack of restful sleep.

I guarantee that I’ll wait 15 minutes before the doctor sees me, then he’ll spend 10 minutes examining me before he says, “You have allergies. I’m prescribing Nasonex, Singular and Zyrtec.”