My daily life was filled with so much shame and humiliation (not to mention the severe discomfort)...
When I met with my friends, they would start to giggle every time I made a pre-sneeze face as they knew what's about to come...
They would literally laugh as I let out a violent sneeze, followed by a whole lot of tissue wiping. And they would make fun of me for looking "like a sick old lady."
So I laugh too... but deep inside I feel so embarrassed.
I can't afford to hire a helper, and I can't afford expensive doctor visits either.
I want to be close to my family. But my nose made it impossible to be the wife and mother they deserve.
I was dreading getting out of bed each morning, let alone doing chores and engaging with my kids throughout the day.
I would put on a happy face for my friends and family, and pretend everything was okay.
But it quickly became evident to everyone around me that it wasn't.
I felt like an 80-year-old woman, even though I was still in my 40s.
So, if you're like me - suffering from swollen runny nose, blocked nose, post-nasal drip, indoor allergies, or sinus issues, I really FEEL you.
And I want you to know it's not your fault.
No one chooses to have common indoor allergies and sinus issues. But some people choose not to do anything about them.