Folks round these parts call it cedar fever.
This time of year, the cedars release tons of airborne allergens, and Austin is in the epicenter of a region-wide pollen cloud. I have never been all that susceptible to allergies, but this one's a humdinger. My head feels like it's in a vise, and if the locals weren't constantly reassuring me that it's just the fever, I'd be at the nearest hospital right now.
I slept 12 hours last night and feel no better today.
I'm on the job instead of at the ER, because I get paid to be here and I'd have to pay a lot of money to go to the ER. My insurance doesn't kick in until February 1st.
Gotta love the health care system in this country. Don't get me started.
Anyway, I took an antihistamine and it's not helping a whole lot. That cedar pollen must be some bad stuff. I got the fever, and I got it bad.