Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A-l-l-e-r-g-i-e-s

I have terrible allergies today. The attacks are getting more frequent, which is disturbing. I'm going to an allergist in Nelspruit to get another allergy test. This is becoming a stress on my quality of life again, à la Chimoio.

In other news, Rico and I are happy that one of our old favorite restaurants, Villa Itália - has reopened. It is now located on the corner of Av. Mártires da Machava and Av. Matheus Sansão Muthemba, just up from Inter Thai. Their pasta is easily the best in Maputo, well worth suffering through the bad service.

Rico and I went shopping today with our friend A. in preparation for a long weekend trip to Tofo. We bought food, drinks and entertainment, namely a paddle ball set, a frisbee, two decks of cards and Scrabble. Rico and I have been playing Scrabble all evening, and are about to start another game now along with a glass of vinho verde. At least it will distract me from my allergies for a bit...

5 comments:

Teej said...

So sorry you're feeling rotten, Ali. Hopefully you'll get the allergies under control soon.

Hope to see you in a little over a month?

Linda said...

Can you get Claratine there? It works for me along with a Cortisone nasal spray.

Ali la Loca said...

~Teej - Thanks, unfortunately the allergies are nothing new. They come and go, and it seems I'm in a bad part of the cycle these days. I look forward to seeing you!

~Linda - Yes, I currently take Claritin but with mediocre results, thus the trip to the allergist to see if there is something better I might try. The nasal spray is a good idea - I'll see if I can't find some at the pharmacy. Thanks for the tip.

Anna said...

I took Budicort/Budesonida/Rhinocort cortisone spray for 9 months and it was amazing relief for my allergy. However...I gained 25 pounds those same 9 months. Careful!

Ali la Loca said...

~Anna - Yikes! What a tradeoff...being able to breathe or being able to fit in your pants!