Growing up, I never got sick. I had a younger brother who was seemingly allergic to air, but I was always the picture of health. Occasional bouts of swimmer’s ear would keep me out of commission for a few days each summer, but I never really suffered from anything more than that.
My mother, on the other hand, always seemed to be sick. Chronic migraines, constant sinus infections and hourly use of her inhaler seemed to be the norm whenever the seasons changed. When pressed as to why she didn’t go to the doctor, she just brushed me off with a blasé, “It’s just allergies.” I thought this was just her way of keeping me from worrying, and there was a small part of me convinced that maybe she was dying. For years, I didn’t really understand — until I suddenly had first hand experience.
Come read about what happened to me at age 19 that changed everything. I’m over on SheKnows with a sponsored collaboration with FLONASE® Allergy Relief discussing my battle with allergies and how I used it to entertain my kids!