But then the Queen of Spain, one of my daughter's heroes posted this: Spilling My Guts. Now, I follow Queen of Spain to some degree on Twitter, BlogHer and such. I had noticed her posting that she had puked or felt icky...but I also tend to blank out such things since, well, they can be a daily occurrence around here.
So, here it is my annual discussion of BlogHer and Crohn's
- I scope out bathrooms first thing. I will note the hidden tucked away ones. I will know which men's rooms turned into women's rooms. I will in an emergency USE a men's room...even if it hasn't been turned into one.
- I will likely pick at a lot of meals or excuse myself from food smells.
- I am a food blogger who avoids food blogging things...because of my tummy troubles and knowing that I will be in a situation where I will feel awkward for not eating this or that or smelling this or that, or gushing over food pictures.
- I will limit handshakes and hugs...but avoiding all of them is impossible (and damn it, I will want to shake your hand or hug some of you) because the drugs for the Crohn's give me the immune system of well...I can't think of a comparison. Likewise, even off the drugs, I will catch and my body will overreact to whatever. However BlogHer Bola is a real threat...take and use plenty of antibacterial gel. (This would be my dream swag each year)
- I may look like "death warmed over" even when having fun. Ignore it. I am not grouchy. I feel fine. I don't want the pity look. Do talk to me. Do know that I am something outside of tummy troubled. I am gorgeous and raccoon eyes are in.
- I may need a nap. That doesn't mean I didn't want to attend your session.
- I will pack my heating pad and meds...even ones I rarely use at home.
- I will pack extra pants and an extra nightgown just in case.
- I will need to not party all night. Even if I don't sleep...I need to have the quiet time and plenty of baths.
- I will have a good time.