Alrighty, as you all know I am kind of a fearful flyer. I conqured that somewhat when I flew to see my in-laws after New Years. I used a little xanax, lots of deep breathing, and all those good coping skills and it went well. I am leaving next Friday to fly from Providence to JFK to Germany to Singapore for spring break, then flying to Phuket for the other half of the week and then back via Singapore and Germany...
I have been feeling well for the most part but am really stressed about 2 papers I have to get in before we leave. I also have never been on a trip this far away and SUCH a long flight. I know there are individual TV's in each seat with on demand movies, shows, music, and video games. I should be able to keep busy.
But I can't help myself from thinking all these horrable what ifs. My stomach has been hurting the last couple days. I am sure I am just nervous and stressed. I have been around so many people with the respiratory flu lately and am trying so hard not to get it. I am taking my vitamen, zycam up the nose, getting sleep, and washing my hands vigilently.
I have some outfits picked out/bought already and everything I see that I think "i need that in Singapore" goes into a laundry basket so that it is all in once place.
But almost every night I find myself getting soooo excited and anxious that I am having trouble sleeping......what do you do to get rid of those negative thoughts? The ones that think what if Im freaking out the whole flight? What if I get sick in Singapore? (I try to counter these bad thoughts with solutions. There is great medical care in singapore and I have only had to go the ER twice since I have had crohns...asian food always agree with me so I will probably feel even better there than here... etc.) Just want everyone elses coping skills to add to my own!
26 Year old married female. Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra. Good times!!!