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gachrons
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   Posted 3/1/2009 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin  March break will soon be here and was wandering if any of you have any good ideas on doing something with a teen that will be nice..cheap or no expense ideas welcomed.. Sometimes I feel that I spend so much time on other things that it's time to do something good for my teen..I live in the country so not much to do here but thought I'd put this out there incase some of you are going threw the same thing or have gone threw it with your kid.. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/1/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you in a warm or cold climate?
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


gachrons
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   Posted 3/1/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fitzy It is still winter here. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Zanne
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   Posted 3/1/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
A few years back, I would take my daughters on diner tours. We would get in the car and drive to diners for breakfast, lunch and diner. Make a reservation at a relatively cheap hotel that had an indoor pool and then hit a few diners on the way home. They got to spend time with each other and me, they got time in a pool with out me shelling out big bucks for a tropical vacation and then after a few of these trips we would compare the different diners for which ones we liked best. Not totally cheap, but not bad considering what you could spend on a vacation.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


gachrons
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   Posted 3/1/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Zanne I thought about something like that but I have been pretty much spent out with finances lately which always seems to happen at March break time..plus I have the dog who is a barky little begger when around new places. Wish there was a pool handier it's a hour's drive away to the Y and the roads are nothing but bumps and lumps from the frost in them at this time of year... perhaps I am just on a wishful thinking thing again which hits at times.lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Zanne
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   Posted 3/1/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
i know that feeling. I can't tell you how much time I have spent "planning" my escape to Disney World this winter. It kills me every time I see the commercials on tv with the buy 4 nights get 3 free. It is our absolute favorite place on earth, but there just isn't the money or time for that matter, but I have put in every day/month combo since Thanksgiving trying to justify a vacation. I tried to get my husband to do Disney instead of Christmas!. If I think of anything, I'll post it. think, think, think.....
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/1/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Well crohns and all I am a huge fan of outdoor winter adventures. Plenty of places to snow shoe, cross country ski, downhill ski, ice fish etc. One of my favorite free excursions is to get together w/ a fellow nature lover and go take digital pictures for a day or two outside, then edit and print them and make an album.

Maybe you could do some scrap booking with your girls - do one of pictures from their childhood and family pictures and then maybe help them do one that's all about their friends.

Do you have a craft store near you? Many offer free classes on how to make something fun Home Depot and Lowes also have do it yourself days where you learn how to fix something. Always good for girls to feel empowered and know how to fix something.

Even if you don't have the snow equipment call your local rec department. There are often places that will rent skate, snoe shoes, x-country skis, etc. Or, if you find some snowmobile trails they are usually packed hard enough to just walk on them.

Be a tourist in your own town. Go to the local art museum, tour a local college, take a trolly or whatever else tourists do near you.

Find a series that they would like but have never seen. I loved Dawson's Creek as a teenager and that probably ended before yours were old enough to watch it. You could rent the series and watch it over the week.

You could go buy a few board games like guess who, scrabble, monopoly, risk etc and play games inside w/ hot coco.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


gachrons
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   Posted 3/2/2009 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Zanne will do the thinking and got a chuckle out of your wanting to forgo Xmas .What are you planning?

Fitzy Thanks for your thoughts. There is a museum near but we have done that.Not sure there are many tourist around this time of year but will think about what you said and hope some idea pops up ..lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Zanne
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   Posted 3/2/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Fitzy's post made me think about one of my daughters lastest projects. She has many friends that she wants to give birthday presents to, but no job, so money is tight. She made them picture collages. She got poster frames and a piece of poster board at the craft store. Took a bunch of her pictures to have copies made (you could do it on your computer if you have the right kind of printer, we don't though), and then cut all the pictures up, cutting around the people and working her way up the frame she covers the whole poster board with the pictures. Then she added some scrapbook stickers to some of the pictures, like halloween ones for the costume ones, flip flops for the ones of them at the beach.... It took her a weekend to make each one. But she had a lot of fun making them, and I think if she was making them with someone else it would have been even more fun. You could make ones about certain events, or just growing up, or to give away, or with friends. I think the whole project including the glue cost less than 20 bucks each.

The other thing I thought of is maybe picking a place or culture and researching it and then making a meal based on it. Either just a regular meal or something that would be one of their celebratory meals. It could be a lot of fun to look up recipes and try new foods. And except for the shopping for ingredients, you could do it all from home.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


angelang40
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   Posted 3/4/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
i went to egypt in july 09 god was i ill i had to get the doctor to administer an anti sickness injection because the heat was so bad 47 degrees i lived on bread rolls for a week apart from that loved it the camels the hotel the quad bikes the 2 days i spent in bed lol so whats new!

The main reason i went to egypt was to visit the pyramids well guess what disaster struck again!grrrrrrr my partner and i never got maybe just as well really it was hotter than 47 degrees apparently would of been nice to see it up close though instead of on the travel channel lol!

As for this year probably going to stay home as im decorating house if i can avoid relapsing my partner and i will probably have some breaks in the uk and if we are lucky have a romantic weekend abroad if we are lucky.

gachrons
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   Posted 3/5/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey finally decided and booked a night out yes... Swimming is in the plans and I can even take my little man with me ( my dog ).. wish me luck with him ... I hope you find something to keep your March break special ....lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/5/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Bring dramamine in case you need the little guy to calm down in the room.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


gachrons
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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fitzy that's what I'am hoping there isn't going to be any drama with him ..and what is dramamine? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/6/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
It is a motion sickness drug sold over the counter for humans.  It can also be given to dogs cut down to the proper dose for their weight.  It is also an anti-naseau med.  But it makes them sleepy.  When we travel we give one to our dog to keep her calm.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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