We made it home yesterday. We were going to stay another few days, but a storm was coming in and we couldn’t get stuck away from home for a few extra days. Kids need to be in school soon, don’t you know! The storm is coming in today, so I’m looking forward to a day at home listening to the wind and the rain. Sigh…good stuff.
This trip was pretty good. I was able to eat Lara Bars when I just didn’t know what else to eat. The 8-hour drive both ways was pretty uneventful. Boring on the food side, but at least I was able to get sustenance in me without too much trouble while in the car. While we were at the grandma and grandpa’s place, I ate lots of yogurt (I took my own homemade stuff) and Brasco Broth (which my mother-in-law thankfully made for me!). Between that and eggs for breakfast, I was pretty well set for food. I created some things while there just to keep it interesting for me. And by creative, I mean SCD muffins, quick crackers, cheesecake, and other things such as those. 🙂 Just enough so I felt I was eating and not too bored.
My Crohn’s acted up some. I noticed a lot more gas on at least half of the days. I can’t really attribute it to anything I ate (except the asparagus I had one night….I think that definitely gave me gas!). Everything else was fine, so I think it was just my system. It will probably always happen like that when I’m away from home. Nothing painful, but just more symptoms on a minor scale. It likely has something to do with not sleeping in my own bed and just in general, being away from home.
I did pretty good on the energy scale, for what I’ve been doing lately. There was one day I stayed up until around 11 (which I don’t do even at home!), and I was really tired the next day. I just couldn’t get up the energy to do anything. There was at least one other day that I just felt like a slug. I just couldn’t move much. I’m glad that not much is required from me when I’m at the in-laws and that the kiddos are content playing outside!
It was a pretty good trip. I came home with 2 1/2 gallons (yes, gallons!) of raw honey from some family friends, and a bunch of frozen crappie that grandpa caught last summer, so I can have more fish. I’m so happy for that! Both of those will do me well in the near future. 🙂
I always love going there, but this was my longest trip yet with Crohn’s. I’m glad I figured out I can do it, and what types of foods I can pack for me. I’m glad to be home though. I’m not an anxious or generally stressed person, but traveling will increase whatever is there. At home, I can just relax and know that I’m in my own environment, and just……..be.