Actually, it wasn't hay fever, but flu. But then after ravaging my body for 5 days straight, with medication, and probably a fitter-than-usual body, it was cured. (The docs all said 7-10 days from when it starts before it's healed.)
In any case, I managed to go for an outing with the UC Chinese Youth Group, and we all had a tremendous amount of fun out at Bowen Island. More photos coming on my "Life in a Photo" blog once the photos from Luo Pan come in.