WOW! If ever there was a day that I needed a personal fueling station, today is it! I am exhausted and hitting a major wall; fortunately the Gastroparesis brain fog hasn’t surfaced. Although, it seems as if those pesky GP Elves have spiked my tea once again and are trying to get me to fall asleep so that they can wreak havoc on the house.
Normally in these situations, I would power through an hour or so of quality TV and then go to sleep early. Not today! Today, I have to pack for a business trip that requires me to leave my house at 6:15 am. I also have to drop my dog off at a friend’s house so that she is supervised (and spoiled) while I am gone. My friend has a 3 month old baby that I must also hold and spoil. (He is such a cutie and I love any time that I get to see him!) So needless to say, tonight is going to be hectic and will not be involving a nap.
This is when Gastroparesis gets interesting. You know if you power through everything that you are increasing your likelihood of getting sick. However, the plane will be taking off tomorrow morning with or without me, so I have no choice. All I can do right now is hope that I get everything done, that the clothes that I pack match, and that I pack both shoes in a pair. (While I was advocating in Washington DC, a fellow GPer packed 1 sneaker and left the mate at home. I kid you not! This is a true story. I blame it on the GP Elves, of course!)
Even though I know that somehow I’ll find a way to complete everything, I still would really like to have a nice little charging station like the one in the photo above. There are so many times that it would come in handy. It’s a shame that instead of spiking my tea, that the GP Elves would start inventing this contraption!
Will you get a chance to do anything touristy in AZ? I’ve never been to Phoenix and try to enjoy the warmer weather!
Unfortunately when I travel for work I don’t get to see much touristy related items. Although, I did enjoy the warming climate.
Boy do I know that feeling! I find that I power myself through things and as soon as I stop I feel like I hit the wall!
Have you found that air travel hurts your stomach? I seem to be a bit more motion sick since the start of my gastroparesis and have not been on a plane since for fear of being sick!
I have found that I do notice more the slight movements of the plane and usually have to take a couple of Zofran to stop the nausea.
For me, the hard part is going between different climates and air pressures. It usually wipes me out pretty good.