Last week Mitchell and I spent a couple of days in Atlanta. We left Thursday morning and came back Saturday night. Lukas stayed with his Gramma and Granddaddy and had an absolute blast. He came home off his schedule and spoiled rotten…what else would you expect from a weekend at Gramma’s? We had actually planned to only drive halfway back on Saturday and spend the night in Charlotte but Lukas was starting to get sick so we decided to come all the way home on Saturday. Plus we missed him so much we just couldn’t wait any longer!
This was our first trip to Atlanta and we had a fun time. It was really nice to eat and shop and sleep in peace and quiet. Lukas and I are together so much that for most of the first day I felt like I was missing a part of my body. It was really nice to just have time for the just the 2 of us.
Besides having a getaway, the real purpose of our trip was for me to visit a naturopathic doctor there. He came highly recommended by a friend of mine in dealing with autoimmune disorders. In the research I’ve done time and time again I’ve read that combining conventional medicine with homeopathic treatment usually provides the best results for people with Crohn’s. We decided it’s worth a try to see if it will help. The appointment went very well and we were very impressed with the doctor and his staff. I was afraid that I would leave completely overwhelmed by the many changes that I would need to make, but, surprisingly, I wasn’t. It was very helpful to find out some food sensitivities that I have. Figuring out what I can and can’t eat is the hardest part so this helps me so much in knowing what I need to avoid. My biggest focus besides diet right now is working on some detox. I have a moderate level of toxins in my body that I need to get rid of if I’m going to get better and heal. I really was very encouraged and am so glad to have some direction now in getting better.
After my appointment Friday morning, we spent the rest of the day shopping. We also went to the movies…separate movies. Ha! We both wanted to see something different so Mitchell went to his shoot em up bang bang movie and I went to see Les Miserables. He spent 3 hours on the edge of his seat and I spent 3 hours cleaning out my sinuses by crying. I had never seen Les Mis so I had no idea what the story line was. It was an incredible story and the adoption element in it just about did me in. Thank goodness most of the other people in the theater sounded like they were crying too.
Even though it kind of felt like we spent more time in the car than out of it, we had a fun time. It was so nice to get away but it was also so good to come home and get my hands on my sweet boy.