Looking forward to recovering from vacation

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   Posted 8/4/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
turn  Hello friends!
I'm getting ready to go on a plane trip.  The whole thing is going to last less than 48 hours....one of those hurry-the-whole-time-husband's-family affairs. 
Exhaustion is already overtaking me ... I have to make an art of getting everything in the smallest possible containers because even a couple of extra ounces can make the difference between feeling pretty ok and being in a lot of pain the whole weekend.  My husband handles my carry-on bag (which has to have my special buckwheat pillow in it, so there's not much room for clothes) but there's still the extra tote I handle, and it has to have a book, snacks, pills, water, creams, back pillow, blah blah blah.  I have to gasp a dozen times before we board, "Where's my purse?".... "Still on your shoulder."  The guy can pack in 20 minutes for anywhere (and dreams of a retirement of endless travelling) and he's hitched to someone for whom leaving town for a couple of days equals major stress.   
My most recurring dream is about rushing to catch a plane that's about to take off.  I know it's because I'm not organized and there's a real possibility of my forgetting the most crucial things.
Robin, I swear, TODAY I start deep breathing and relaxation like you're always reminding us about!   :-)  
This too shall pass...

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   Posted 8/4/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Breathe in.....
Breathe out..... Lol

It will be fine.

You can only do what you can do.
Try not to get too overwhelmed and enjoy the trip.


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   Posted 8/4/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Makes me tired just thinking about it Debbie, but I sure hope that you have a good time. I will also be praying for you to have pain free days.
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
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   Posted 8/4/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Debbie have a good time! Are you going to Wisconsin? Enjoy yourself and remember
breathe deeply from the diaphrapm! Have fun and relax. I usually forget to pack things
like bras or underwear and we end up shopping when we get there!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
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