((((((( Debbie )))))))))
Welcome to the forum!! So sorry about
your nick name. Very sad. You will need to make YOURSELF a priority. You can ask the bartender for something non-alcohol . . . something you enjoy. When we did the all-inclusivies, I ordered cranberry juice and club soda with an extra cup of ice, the cups are smallish, so if you drink a few sips and pour it over the fresh cup of ice, you have a whole drink . . . no one knows you aren't drinking alcohol unless you tell them.
The sunrise and the sunset will be a beautiful part of the day and you won't be exposed to too much UV. But if you go to bed too late, the sunrise is too early. I brought a man's long sleeve white shirt. When you wear that over a bathing suit, it is surprisingly sexy. I'm not a thin woman, but I got several compliments from strangers and the long sleeves even protect the back of my hands. You can easily find them in thrift stores or in a discount store. Find a really nice hat and bring a golf umbrella with you.
Make sure that you feel confident in your new look. Your hubby will "get it" eventually. My DH is really good now to remind me if I forget the umbrella or the long sleeve shirt. It took a while for everyone around me to realize these were legitimate needs, but they do come around eventually. Just make sure to be confident about
your needs. . . and make yourself a priority.
The pill . . . "could" make your inflammation worse. Just watch for any odd symptoms. Also, be careful that the pill doesn't wreck your sex life. It can really lower your libido. Wouldn't want to wreck the good mood on a great vacation.
Be careful around the water because the UV light can reflect UP from the water and the sand . . .so you need to hunt for some good shade. The golf umbrella really helps on the beach . . . but you still have to be very careful.
Ibuprofen (Advil) is a fairly powerful anti-inflammatory if you take it 3 or 4 times a day. It may not do the trick on the first dose, but it can effectively relieve moderate pain from inflammation if it is taken regularly. Naproxen (Aleeve) is also a good choice . . . read the label . . .I think that one is twice a day.
I hope you have a romantic getaway!!! Romance also makes DH more protective of your needs. Hee heee hee . . . Just say, "Darling, you wouldn't want me to be too tired tonight, would you??" Hee heeee Don't be manipulative . . . but taking care of yourself is good for him too. See?
Glad you found us!! Keep us posted!!
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