There are times when you have to be on the road & you just can’t drive. That adds a whole new level of complexity; this is especially true, when it is a business trip & you have little control over time & location.
Fortunately, the TSA folks have no heartburn about carrying your own sandwiches. So, I carried many sandwiches, apples, bananas, and York Peppermint Patties…and, plenty of glucose tablets. Once through security, my first stop is for a water bottle. Of course, I ate the sandwiches with turkey in the first couple hours of the trip. The ones with sunflower seed butter & honey will last a couple days. As soon as possible, after landing, I found a store to pick up some more food supplies and water bottles.
I am blessed, in that, the people that I work with understand a bit about my dietary concerns. They don’t understand porphyria; but, that is not real important. It is refreshing when my boss says “doesn’t that have too much protein?”. It does help that, even when I am not officially working, that I have my computer / phone with me & take care of customer’s & manufacturer’s needs. After the days events, we would walk around the city & took time before and after business to explore the various cities we were in. He has a wrist device that monitors the number of steps taken in a day; we averaged about 6 miles a day, walking. Taking the steps, instead of the elevator, helped quite a bit; however, when we were on the 25th floor, we skipped that.
Anyway, three major trips and no significant porphyria attacks nor any diverticulitis problems! Donnatal was needed about 3 times; but, that was for fairly minor pain. I did go through about 150-200 glucose tablets, though.
Back home, with my loving wife. I haven’t put the time into the veggies, like I would like; but, they are still alive & producing. It is nice that it has been relatively cool, with plenty of rain. Now, hopefully, there will be sunny days…we don’t need another rainy summer, like last year.