Thursday, Aug 10
Spending all day Tuesday sitting around Logan airport in Boston, all day Wednesday sitting around trying to get home, visiting friends and family, and trying to balance the checkbook and then sitting around today flying to Montana and visiting with family has not had a positive effect on my body.
I did walk around a little at the airport but not much. I did go for a short walk with friends Wednesday evening. I took a short walk today with my nephew. None of this was anywhere near as intense as the exercise I’ve been getting this summer.
The MS symptom that one really doesn’t want to discuss is the one that is attacking full force. I’ve been able to keep it under control all through the bike ride across the country with fiber. It does not seem to be working at all since I got off the bike. The issue is bowel control or rather lack thereof. I’ve had more showers in the past three days than I had in a week of cycling. This is not fun and it is embarrassing.
Starting tomorrow I’ll try taking fiber three times a day instead of two. Cross fingers this works.
On a more positive note, I am glad to be back with my hubby. We did spend the night at a friend’s house in Newark after I arrived in Oakland at 10pm Monday. We got to visit with them the next morning before we drove over to visit Dan’s parents. When the overcast finally lifted enough, we flew home in the Mooney. Then that evening, Dan and I went for a walk around the airport with friends.
Today we got up early to fly to Montana. All went well until we got into the area where the smoke from the many wildfires made the air difficult to see through. Dan’s skill and experience came through for us again on this trip and we arrived safely in Townsend.
It has been nice to see my mom, sister, nephews, and daughters all together. Looking forward to more time together in the next few days.
Did spend some time today preparing for Lynn’s memorial service. Mom had some notes and Sue, Rocky and I added some of our own memories.