Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summertime Crohnie.....Fun??

It's that time of year again.  Summertime!!  Fun in the sun, beaches, bbq's, pools, camping.....everything you could ever want.

Unless you're a Crohnie....

If the heat doesn't get you, the summertime 'treats' will.  Isn't it amazing that no matter whomever you talk to that has Crohn's, summertime is the one time of year that activates your Crohn's and then it takes the fall and winter to recover, just in time to do it all over again.
Is it because of the heat alone?  or is it because of the sun you spend more time outside and do more?  The heat makes anyone dehydrated, but if you are already dehydrated from your illness, double it.
Along with the dehydration comes exhaustion and aches and pains.  Like today, for me, I'm done in and its only 5pm.  My muscles ache when I get up and when I sit down, when I walk, when I lay down...etc etc etc.  Trying to take in salt, but doesn't seem to help.  Add to that, trying to keep up with a 6 and 8 year old. whew!  Tired just talking about it...
Or... is it from the bbq hot dogs, cold pasta salad, salad, Coke, ice cream sandwiches, freezes?? You know.....all the foods that blow you up like a balloon to the point that it looks as though you're going to give birth to some alien baby.  You know you aren't suppose to eat all that, but it's summertime after all.
Then there's the beach.  Good luck trying to get some sun.  With all the wonderful meds we take, you can get...what?....5 minutes of sun??  Even though you drown yourself in SPF 500 before you go out in it, put one long pants, hoodie and sun glasses, you always come out with some kind of burn that makes you look like some mutant lobster.
Is it worth it...??

hmmmm......

thinkingggggggggggg.......

Can't answer that.  For me, it's a yes and no answer.  I don't think I'm going to sleep tonight even though I am so so tired and I have to go in to work in the morning for a couple of hours.  But it's worth it....a little...for some summertime fun. 

Consider it practice for Christmas dinner....


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4 comments:

Cj said...

I'm with you Man!

You've got guts; I'll say that for you!

Vern said...

well....not much left though

Deanna@SentimentalRedo said...

I do better in the summer, but I stay indoors when its too hot and try and stay away from the ice cream and corn on the cob. ;)

Vern said...

oooh...ya, corn on the cob...bad! I try and stay indoors as well. summer and winter are my nemisis