I get seasonal allergies and winter is the season. So far this year though, they've been... different. Usually I get a runny nose and itchy eyes starting in late December. But this year my problems started earlier. For a couple weeks now I've been having asthma. Wheezy with a side of hacking cough. (So if I'm sitting next to you and I'm coughing like I have consumption - never fear! Just allergies, no plague.) I don't know if the nose and eyes just haven't started yet, or if this worse than usual asthma is going to replace them. I guess I can only wait and see.
But my asthma inhaler has been getting a lot of mileage. When I noticed I was running low last Friday, I tried to call my doctor's office. They're supposed to be open until 4:30 pm on Fridays, but when I called at 3:30 pm, the after hours message was already on. Hmmm...
So I waited until Monday (yesterday) to try calling again. All day yesterday when I called their number, it would bounce straight to some woman's voicemail box. "You have reached the voice mail box of 'So and so'..." And not any name of any of the doctors. Weird.
I tried the same number again after hours yesterday just to see what would happen. I got the after hours message... for the OTHER location on the other side of town. Wha????
Finally when I called this morning, someone picked up and everything was perfectly normal.