Ragweed season is still making me pretty miserable overall though. I have a little bit of Q to A, so here we go:
Q: Have you gotten any more information about what you will be doing? From what you do know about the job what do you think will be the biggest obstacle regarding your allergies?
A: I guess the above answered that.
Q: Has your job started Kate? How has it been?
A: Also, see above, lol.
Q: I was just wondering how you cope when you start sneezing in a situation where it is difficult to leave - have you ever had a bad experience for example at a wedding, during an exam, on a plane etc?
A: Yes, its happened a number of times over the years. Mainly I just have to sit there and let it happen. Sometimes all the sneezing is disruptive to others, and I usually get very embarrassed. It hasn't happened often, but occasionally for one reason or another I can't keep my snot totally under control and it grosses out other people. That's the worst.
Q: I'm wondering, if maybe you're a little a too embarassed about your allergies? I don't doubt that some people are terrible and unreasonable and just don't behave like adults, but I feel like you're a little too sheepish by it? If you could say something like " I can't control it, you're being an ass." And act less embarrassed, people would mock you less? I almost feel like because you act so meek about it, people feel more like they can mock you for something you can't control.
A: Not really sure how to reply to this. I'm embarrassed by them, that's just how it is. And they ARE pretty embarrassing! Its also hard to reply much when I'm in the middle of an allergy attack, etc.
Q: I"m wondering how your parents reacted to this, and if they were supportive? I know they don't have allergies, but it can't be easy to watch your happy, athletic, popular kid's life suddenly decline due to remarkably severe allergies. I'd imagine it depressed them, too.
A: They have been pretty ok about it. Concerned and all that. They took me to lots of doctors and lots of tests over the years.
I hope the answers were interesting. I want to note that with the new way yahoo chat is, its hard to tell if someone is online or not. I am still using it, so feel free to say hi there. I am also on skype (just type chat, no video or voice), so you can message me on there too also at sneezykate. E-mail works too, but I tend to like chat better. As always, please give me feedback and more questions!