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Fibro Feelings – A Day in Brooklyn

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A few days ago The Helpful Hubby, Brother-in-law, and I spent the day in Brooklyn. This is a borough that I’ve heard so much about and always wanted to explore. The first step to me spending a day anywhere is to create a plan. We had a car for the day, so we parked near Cadman Plaza, got some hot chocolate (so I’d stay warm), looked at the Brooklyn War Memorial (for  WWII) and then walked most of the Brooklyn Bridge. It was a breezy 38 degrees, but the sun was shinning. After lots of walking, talking and taking pictures we headed to a nearby diner for lunch. I was really nervous about the amount of walking we’d planned that day due to 2 weeks of back pain and the possibility of bad foot pain. Only walking 3/4 of the bridge (and back) cut off a little walking and sitting for lunch afterward allowed for a nice rest. Of course, I brought my pill box along in case the pain became too much.

Next, we walked a couple blocks to see Plymouth Church, but we were only able to view it from the outside. It had been rented for the day. The church has an amazing history, and I’d highly recommend reading about it if you are interested in history. We got back in the car and traveled to another part of Brooklyn, to the Brooklyn Museum. The museum and its grounds were huge, nothing at all like I’d imagined! We’d mainly gone to see an amazing Normal Rockwell photography exhibit, but there were 5 huge floors to explore. It was a great deal for $10! My feet did start hurting, but nothing more than I could handle and short breaks on benches got me through almost the entire museum. I say “almost” because we actually stayed ’til close and didn’t quite finish everything!

Luckily, I didn’t have to cook dinner that night. After eating, I spent the night hanging out and then went to bed semi-early. My back was hurting pretty badly, but I was overall more worried about the fatigue I’d been feeling over the past week. I took an Ambein and went to bed. I wasn’t sure if the Ambein would be able to triumph over the amount of pain my back was in, but it did – I fell asleep within 20 minutes and slept great! Overall, I had a wonderful day visiting new places!

How do you plan a day of activities that require walking?

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge, under slight construction

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