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Well, finally took down my Christmas tree…

I have been putting it off, and putting it off, but it is finally done!! So much dust though.  I can’t breathe, but it is done! I have no idea how to get the dust off this artificial tree, and really, never thought about it. But reacting pretty bad to it. My co workers have been making fun of me that it was still up, but just didn’t have the time to get it done. My living room is so bare now. lol 

 

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  • Melissa G

    Way to go Dar! If it was up to my kids and dh, the Christmas Tree would be up until the spring! 

    Oh no, on reacting to the dust! Did you wear a mask when you took the tree down? 

  • Dar007

    Haha! I had all the decorations taken down weeks go, just had to take the tree apart and lug it downstairs to the basement. And no, I really wasn’t thinking I would have a reaction to something so small as carrying the tree to the basement. Never thought of the dust ON the tree. I knew there would be dust on the floor. I got welts all over my arms, legs, and top of feet which I assume was dust. And now can’t catch my breath. The day was going so well. I should have thought of a mask…sometimes I have no clue. Lol

  • Melissa G

    That sounds rough! Are you following your  Maybe take a shower to get the dust off of your skin?

  • Dar007

    I am. I finally got one! My GP was shocked I wasn’t given an action plan by the specialist I saw. He was moving away, and I was sort of swept aside. But this plan is awesome! I had no idea when to use my rescue, and no idea how often I can use it if once doesn’t really help. 

  • Dar007

    I am feeling much better. This action care plan is pretty good at reducing my anxiety. Now I know exactly what to do. Had to use my rescue again, but really noticing a huge difference already. I think I am going to sleep well tonight! My chest is less tight and I am getting much more air than before. 

  • Wheezy Me

    Dar, thumbs up for finally taking down the tree! We all put off some tasks for time to time, no reason to laugh at you…

    And I'm sorry for your dust reaction. Hope you are getting better now. Try to ventilate your living room if possible.

  • Dar007
    Melissa G posted:

    I hope you were able to get some restful sleep last night! 

    I had a great sleep last night! Finally. Was supposed to wake up early and go to the gym, but I slept through the 6am class I wanted to go too. I will go tomorrow…lol

  • Dar007
    Wheezy Me posted:

    Dar, thumbs up for finally taking down the tree! We all put off some tasks for time to time, no reason to laugh at you…

    And I'm sorry for your dust reaction. Hope you are getting better now. Try to ventilate your living room if possible.

    So true. One day blended into another and then a week into the next, and the next thing I knew it was February…and the tree was still there. Have three jobs these days (the ER, pediatric clinics,,and neonatal department). Not home long enough to bother with the tree! Didn’t even think about the dust it was collecting. Just crazy. 

  • Deborah Bartlett

    When we put something off, for whatever reason, then it becomes a chore. It does not seem very pleasing to do. So, then, we are in no rush to do it. I find the best time to do something like that is when I don't plan on doing it. Then I feel relieved that it is done. Otherwise, we can tell ourselves…Oh! It can wait one more day…and on it goes.

  • Dar007
    Deborah Bartlett posted:

    When we put something off, for whatever reason, then it becomes a chore. It does not seem very pleasing to do. So, then, we are in no rush to do it. I find the best time to do something like that is when I don't plan on doing it. Then I feel relieved that it is done. Otherwise, we can tell ourselves…Oh! It can wait one more day…and on it goes.

    Exactly. So true…

  • K8sMom2002

    Dar007, good for you for getting it done! But hugs on the tree and the dust … could it have collected extra dust just from being up? My house can be super dusty despite my efforts. 

    Do you have central air? What sort of air filters do you have for your HVAC? And could it have also been the extra effort to get the tree down into the basement? There is such a thing as .

  • Dar007
    K8sMom2002 posted:

    Dar007, good for you for getting it done! But hugs on the tree and the dust … could it have collected extra dust just from being up? My house can be super dusty despite my efforts. 

    Do you have central air? What sort of air filters do you have for your HVAC? And could it have also been the extra effort to get the tree down into the basement? There is such a thing as .

    I do have central air and have never looked at the filter since I moved in here two years ago. My father knows more about that than I do, and I should ask him! Yeah, my house gets dusty real fast! I just don’t get where it all comes from. I think it might have been the moving the heavy tree downstairs too. It all sort of came together to form a perfect storm I guess. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Could you get your dad to check what sort of HVAC filter you're using? And when you search out another filter to replace your current one, could you start your search here, at th's filters? 

    Here's a little more about the program …

    The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that may help you have a healthier home by reducing exposure to asthma triggers and allergens and improving indoor air quality. You can find certified products and services such as carpet cleaning, flooring, vacuums and more at 

  • Dar007
    K8sMom2002 posted:

    Could you get your dad to check what sort of HVAC filter you're using? And when you search out another filter to replace your current one, could you start your search here, at the 's filters? 

    Here's a little more about the program …

    The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that may help you have a healthier home by reducing exposure to asthma triggers and allergens and improving indoor air quality. You can find certified products and services such as carpet cleaning, flooring, vacuums and more at 

    I will be sure to check it out!