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   Posted 6/17/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
It's been 12 years since I was diagnosed with CD and since we've been farther than a stone's throw from home, at least it seems that way.  We have an opportunity to take a leisurely trip,  and I'm going!  If we don't do it now, we'll never do it.  I usually feel pretty good, take my Pentasa and eat right, and I'm excited and hopeful that we will all enjoy ourselves, although I'm a little nervous naturally about me feeling well and finding things that I am able to eat.  I may just lose that last stubborn 5 pounds I've been trying to lose!  I need some words of encouragement because this may be the last get away we have for a very long time and I have people counting on me.  I just keep telling myself to ''Breeeeeeeeeeeathe''. 

Post Edited (ragbag) : 6/17/2009 9:18:09 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/17/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Take some stuff with you that you know won't piss everything off and eat light,even if it isn't considered a "meal"..don't let food ruin your vacation :)
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.

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   Posted 6/17/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks aoccc...good advice!  I'm bringing along a goodie bag that so far holds just saltines and I'm still thinking of what other bland stuff I can add. 

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   Posted 6/17/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Ragbag I get very anxious when travelling because of my Crohns. In fact, my anxiety got so bad, I finally went to see my family doctor. He prescribed Xanax for me to take for anxiety. I only used it 1-2 times a day for the first 10 days and then after that I became comfortable enough without it, so I was able to stop it.

Stick to bland, easy to chew, easy to digest foods and I think you should do fine. I think aoccc gave smart advice, don't let foods ruin your trip.

Have a great trip!

Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 6/17/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Vanilla Wafers are my personal favorite.
21 years old, Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis in April 2009.
Currently taking: Prednisone 20 mg (tapering), Asacol 12 pills a day, 2 Iron Supplements a day.
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