Thanks to everyone (always!) for the suggestions and advice about my medical issues and about camping, and anything else you would like to offer advice about. We only know what we know and through our life experiences, we learn so much.
I may not always respond to your comments but I do Google everything you suggest and I learn so much. I’m going to touch on a few things from the past day or so.
The Camping Trip
It may or may not happen. Chad told me that he has a really tall air mattress so we have that covered. I’ve never minded a clean bath house. I’ll bring my flip flops to wear in the shower and . . I’m taking antibiotics so what’s the worst that could happen? Don’t answer that!
About the tent . . that’s about the only type camping I’ve known. In a previous life, we camped in a tent. In fact, our honeymoon was spent at a park about 30 miles from where Vince and I are looking at a house! We moved up to a bumper pull trailer and within a couple of trips, decided we preferred our tent, sold the trailer and went back to tent camping. When Vince and I met, the first thing I told him was “You have to go tent camping with us.” You know Vince . . he bought a big two room tent and off we went. I think the three of us camped together maybe six times and Vince just isn’t a tent camper. Chad used the heck out of that tent. He was probably 8 years old when we bought it and it was in the back of his car when the car burned and the tent burned with it. He was maybe 20 when that happened so 12 years with lots of use . . it was a good tent. I probably do not want to know what went on in that tent.
Another thing about camping in the tent . . it may not be my choice of camping venues now that I’m much older, but Addie wants me to camp with them and she wants to share her love of camping with me. I don’t want to go in and do it “my way”, I want her to show me how she does it and I want her to remember me camping with them and not that I wouldn’t try it the way they do it. So, if it works out that we get to go camping, we’ll do it in their tent and I’ll sleep on the air mattress and we’ll all four be in one tent and I’ll probably never get invited back again!
Antibiotics and Probiotics
The doctor did recommend probiotics and I bought the one he recommended. A reader shared some info with me and after a bit of research, I think the one she recommended is one I’d rather take so I’ve ordered it. I had not been taking OTC probiotic pills/capsules through the first two round of antibiotics because we eat a lot of yogurt and drink a lot of kefir and we drink apple cider vinegar with the mother several times a day. We also eat sauerkraut and kimchi at least once a day . . every day. I love kimchi. Vince prefers sauerkraut. Most days I end up eating a little of both. We mix it in with our salads but I also love it on eggs. I assumed I was getting enough probiotics but . . obviously not so now, I’m continuing to eat yogurt and drink kefir and I already have my kimchi packed for taking with me to Missouri but I will also take the OTC supplemental probiotics.
Yesterday, it was probably about 10 a.m. when I got the shot and I expected to feel better within hours. When I went to bed last night, I felt worse than I had felt yesterday morning and doubted I was going to make the trip to MO.
Vince said “You really shouldn’t try to go. You can go for other programs.” I told him “I only have one opportunity to see her very first program!”
Thunder and rain woke me up several times during the night and very early this morning. It’s very unusual for me not to get a good night’s sleep but last night, I didn’t. We got up this morning. I fixed breakfast, took my antibiotic and went back to bed, slept for several hours and now, I honestly feel like I was never sick so . . the car is packed and I’m ready to hit the road.
Usually when I go to MO, I put both back seats down in the Highlanders (there are two bench seats behind the front seats) and the car is packed to the gills. I guess, because I’ve been so much lately, I don’t have much to bring. I didn’t even have to put the middle seats down. Either I’m forgetting something or there’s nothing to take. I called them. Do you need eggs? No. (Nicole’s mom has chickens too.) Do you need garlic? No. Do you need anything from here? Just you! 🙂
My clothes are packed. The Dark Berry Dr. Pepper is packed. My knitting projects are packed. Keto snacks for the road are packed (and maybe a snack or two that isn’t keto but I’m sick . . that has to earn me some extra credit). I’m ready to go and ready to see Miss Addie and the rest of her family. Old Speck isn’t going to believe I’m back again so soon.
A few months ago, Nicole had asked me if I would come for Addie’s last day of school. I told her I doubted it . . I was there for her first day of school. Now, it’s working out that I will be there for her last day of school!