I can’t believe how good I have been feeling after vacation. I don’t know if it was the extra sleep (on a really comfy bed listening to the crashing waves all night long!), distance from everyday stress, or what, but WOW! I am still feeling great and I’ve been back for a few days now. It was a very relaxing trip, we didn’t overdo anything. I also made sure to drink LOTS of water and continued to take my supplements. I think that make a difference in not crashing. A year ago, before I was treating fibromyalgia, a trip like this would have sent me to bed for days! Major crash. What a change! I did experience jet lag the day after getting home, taking the day to rest was really helpful. We also ate pretty clean on the trip. I did treat myself to desert a couple times, but for the most part we ate very healthy. The biggest thing I am noticing is that my pain is very low, much lower than before I left. Also I am not as fatigued as I normally would be after a trip. So for me, I would say to avoid a flare while traveling and after,
I had a wonderful time with my sister and grandmother. Such good memories. And lots of “me” time for writing and sketching and taking photos. Must have been just what I needed to feel a little better.