My brother Bob gave me the cards he collected in 1980, which included Topps, Donruss, and Fleer. It also included some baseball cards, and a 1978 Dr. J Card. That was a cool find. I sorted the cards out earlier, and had one box of star cards I wanted to put into plastic cases.
Because I know these cards are older, and that they were stored in my brother's basement, I have been limiting myself to no more than a half hour a day sorting them. But I was having fun last night, so I spend several hours doing this. It was fun, and when you are having fun you keep doing it, right?
I was smart enough to quit at this time. It was about 10:30 p.m., and I went to bed. Then my wife came home around 1 a.m., and this was when the late phase reaction occurred. I wasn't severely short of breath, but just enough so that it was uncomfortable. I had to get up and deal with it.
The bummer was that my Advair was empty, and I had no albuterol inhalers. So, this meant I had to get out of bed and use my nebulizer. I also don't have any sudafed, something that works well for allergies, and doesn't cause drowsiness. So I had no choice but to take a Benadryl
This is not that big of a deal, as I always find ways to cope; there are other things to do. It's just that, despite asthma experts always saying it, you really can't live a normal life when you have severe allergies to go along with asthma. You can cope, you can adjust, but you really can't live a normal life. This is, however, a normal situation for an asthmatic.