Tasting the pain.
5:45 a.m. I wake up only because I am woken.
6:47 a.m. I leave for the work later than I wanted to and earlier than I wanted to, all at the same time.
7:10 a.m. I arrive at work.
8:00 a.m. I notice that my nose is running.
10 a.m. I notice that my face hurts.
12:10 p.m. I sense the same nasal stuff running in the back of my throat and mouth.
1:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. (at five minute intervals) I think about going home.
3:30 p.m. I leave work for my allergist’s office.
4:15 p.m. I am given an allergy shot.
4:25 p.m. I type this entry, sitting in my allergist’s office, dreaming of a more horizontal position.