Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Life full of allergies

If there's one word that hits me hard, it's gotta be allergies. Unfortunately for me, my life has been one allergic episode after another. Unfortunately for me too, this is part of my great "inheritance". It all started from my grandpa, down to my dad, then down to me and now I find, to my daughter.

It's tough living with allergies because not everyone understands. I fall sick for no apparent reason, one moment I'm perky and energetic and the next I fall like a pack of cards. I've lived with allergies my whole life and I've accepted it as part of my life experience. I just wished there are people out there who'd understand that this is not something I like coz I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. If only people know how it feels like to live in my world, when open burning causes coughing fits, and dust causes sneezing fits, blocked noses and irritated throats.
Ever since I was a child, my family has taken me to specialists after specialists, but they've all come back to the same answer. Since it's hereditary, I'll remain this way the rest of my life. I've since accepted this fact and I've lived my life just like any normal person, except when my allergies are triggered. Having an allergy doesn't really constrict my growth and more importantly, my mind!
If only I had a penny for every person who tells me that I can be cured by various reasons, eg. changing my diet, eat more vitamins, etc, I'd be a very rich woman now. My allergies are incurable ... it'll stay with me my whole life. I just have to find out what triggers them, that is all. Sometimes I get so tired explaining myself over and over, yet at the end of the conversation, people tell me I should really try changing my diet. It's not them who has to live a life full of allergies, it is me and believe me, I know better.

4 comments:

gRaCe said...

my allergies may not be as bad as u.. but i also have sneezing marathons if ther're dust around me. sometimes even the weather will cause me to sneeze.. i've had it my whole life... but i dun think my is an inheritance. haha...

C.l.i.c.H.e G.a.L said...

I am sorry that you had to bear this allergy for your whole life and now to your daughter.. Don worry .. there are people out there who understands your condition.Sure life is tough living with allergies but I really do believe that your life is not a life just full of allergies right.. Your life must have something more than that ... anyway I do wish the best for you.. ^_^

Sharon said...

Grace, yours is no way as bad as mine! Luckily!

Sharon said...

C.l.i.c.h.e.g.a.l, thank you for understanding! I am trying my best to live my life with or without the allergies!