July 31st – From Holidays to Pain Filled Days (and links to eye conditions with Crohn’s)

1999:  woke up at four to find Nanny in mummy’s bed and no sign of mum.  She had apparently had to go in to work in the middle of the night!  I got into bed with Nan and went back to sleep for a couple of hours and opened the door to mum when she came home with a big smile.  We’re going on holiday today and so Nanny went home while mummy cut my hair, we had a bath, finished the packing and then we waited for Nanny and Pa.  They soon arrived and we loaded our things into the car and were on our way to Romney Marsh  ‘caraban’ site.  There’s a miniature steam railway that runs through the site so we sat and watched the trains at the station and then went to the beach. Nanny walked up to the fish and chip shop that someone had told her was ten minutes up the road.  She returned an hour later – it was 10 minutes by car and it was shut anyway!  She’d found a shop though and had brought salad and crisps back with her.  I wanted mum to carry me part way back to the caravan. Mum obliged – until she realised my trunks were full of poo! After tea mummy went to the camp shop to get some wine and playing cards but it was shut as was reception when we realised they’d put us in the wrong caravan – all the paperwork was in someone else’s name.   All  the olds were dopey and lulled out by 8.30 pm.  As for me – I’m raring to go and full of mischief. By 8.45 we were all dressed and I was in my buggy – off for a walk to lull me to sleep.  We ended up in the pub on our way back (it was the novelty of finding somewhere open) and then continued on our way with Pa teaching me ‘twinkle, twinkle little star’ as we looked up at the sky.    

2019: No excitement here today and definitely no mischief. My tooth is better but I have the headache from hell. Have had to take another day off sick. Mum thinks it might be rebound headache from all the pain relief I was swallowing yesterday. No eye pain or visual problems so I don’t have to worry about Uveitis this time. Crohn’s is a learning journey not just effecting the bowel. For more information on how Crohns can affect your eyes go to https://www.healthline.com/health/crohns-disease/crohns-disease-eyes

#toddlers #childhood #adulthood #holidays #parents #grandparents #mums #Kent #RomneyMarsh #Caravans #headaches #crohns #uveitis #pottytraining

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I may do stupid things and make light of them but deep down there’s a reason and I love exploration, even if I cannot fully understand the outcome!

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