So, as my followers know I am battling a disease that has me in constant pain and usually isolated...
Update: I found out after the fact that I pushed myself too hard with this day and was in terrible pain for many, many hours and peeing into a container every 2 minutes and not able to sleep until 10:00am from sheer exhaustion. So, sadly powering through it and doing what I want is not going to be an option.
However, I found out about these gorgeous gardens one mile from my place and wanted to check them out. There are two bathrooms which is great for my bladder disease. I was definitely in pain and constantly having to pee but I still walked around the entire place for about an hour and a half. The gift shop was already closed sadly but it looked so cute! I was peering in from outside and can't wait to go back earlier and buy some cute stuff and support this lovely, peaceful place. ^_^
I ordered myself a hydration pack that will be here soon and holds almost a gallon of water and has a tube for drinking. This will be a huge help in me getting out with interstitial cystitits. I also got a go girl so I can go find this nature trail behind the prison and pee all over the woods standing up every 10 minutes to my bladder-heart's content!
I am making it a goal to go for walks every day like I used to even if it is horribly painful and inconvenient. I am confident one day while sticking to the IC diet, with meds, doctors, and sobriety I will improve my condition but I gained a lot of weight from being stationary from PCOS/IC and it's time to start shedding pounds before it causes me health issues. My blood pressure and everything is fine and no diabetes so I should consider myself lucky and start improving my weight.
In case anyone is wondering my appt to get all the tests I need to be able to start trying out treatments is still 3 weeks away! I will keep you updated! Also, today is my 7 days sober but I will post about that in another blog!
Enough about that, here are the photos! Sadly, I charged my DSLR battery and remembered the camera but forgot the damn SD card so until my next trip, which will be soon, I only have phone photos!
I can't wait to go back and get better photos with my camera!
Oh and we found a free little library which I plan to bring book to next time. I probably have more I am willing to part with then will fit in here but I can wait and see if it gets emptier and keep donating. ^_^
Oh, we also had dinner at this sushi place that was wonderful!!
The waiter there was a really friendly, funny guy. Like seriously happy and cracking cute jokes at us. It really made my night.