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Finally Home

Friday, November 23, 2012

Phew! What a trip! Over the river and through the woods has a whole different meaning after our 330 mile plus journey to my brother's house for Thanksgiving.

On paper, the trip takes 6 hours and 9 minutes. In reality, the trip there took us 10 hours. We passed two horrific multi-car crashes on the freeway. One was so bad that fire fighters had to cut the top off of a car to get the passengers out. The entire freeway was rerouted around that area - that took quite a bit of time. We prayed for both firefighters and victims while we waited our turn to be waved on by.

We also had to go over a high mountain pass. According to Department of Transportation cameras, the normal pass was pretty bad so I chose to take an alternate route - still about the same number of hours but supposedly better conditions. The pass was snowy and icy and we had to go pretty slowly. But God kept us safe.

The trip was worth it though. We had a wonderful time with my brother and his family. We laughed, played games, and had wonderful meals. We also had a very meaningful devotional time of giving thanks to God.

I went off of my diet for the duration of our trip. By that, I mean that I ate items with sugar and wheat, even though I did stick to my caloric goals. I didn't have any reactions the first day. Today (a day after) I am in searing pain. Is that because I am now reacting to the foods? Or is it because we made the (uneventful) trip back home and I am now in a much wetter climate? Or is it because I was going on adrenaline while I was there and am now suffering the effects?
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CAROLIAN 11/24/2012 4:43AM

    Sounds like you had some great family time despite the horrendous journey
we are only travelling 132 miles each way tomorrowfor the sake of 4 hours to my great grandsons first birthday party we will probably have a short visit with my mam and we have freezing fog today which will make roads on the tops quite bad plus the idiots who dont allow for the weather or consider other drivers. The rain storms forcast for tomorrow Ians dad is driving me and i am a nervous passenger at the best of tomes Ian is hoping they give him the day off and he can drive dads car he is used to winter driving he goes abroad on Thurs to the french alps and will be 10 days away 4 days home now until Easter which will be strange after hime being home for 12 month with his cancer problem Have a good weekend I pray the pain goes away quickly emoticon

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EAGLES_WINGS 11/23/2012 11:09PM

    I am glad you had a good visit. Sounds really nice. You may just be experiencing the changes in your diet, environment and traveling altogether. With fibromyalgia, I find traveling a distance is very difficult for me and I easily become exhausted and take a while to bounce back. There is some truth about the adrenaline of putting together get togethers like these.

My recommendation to you would be to take a long, warm bath and go to bed and rest and then resume your normal diet as soon as possible.

Feel better, sweetie. Take care and have a nice weekend. Hopefully it won't be too crazy and you can get some quiet time in. I would like to take a walk in my neighborhood when I get back into town.

So, talk to you soon! emoticon

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