CF and traveling

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   Posted 1/4/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Anybody here do any traveling for long periods of time? in the near wilderness? How do you make do? I want to travel through Latin America, and I'm just looking for tips from fellow CFers, specifically regarding daily treatment. Anybody replace the vest with some kind of rigorous activity, and would you say it's enough to exercise in place of the vest? What's been your experience??
I will be discussing things with my doctors, but I wanted some feedback from people in a similar circumstance as I am (having CF). Any help would be great. Thanks.

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   Posted 1/7/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dee

Wth regards to the vest-there are other physio techniques that can replace the vest.
I've never used a vest myself, as we just don't have them over here. Instead we used something called the ABC technique or the Active Breathing cycle. We also have devices which you blow into such as the Pari PEP, the Flutter and The Acapella. Sometimes when my chest is bad, I revert back to the very old Percussion with the ABC technique, as I find this best for my chest.

None of these things need power, and you should be able to get information from your physio if you have one, as to what is available to you.

Going journying sounds very exciting-I hope you enjoy it!

The closest to wilderness I've ever been, is we went camping on a campsite, and our tent had plug sockets and a DVD player and the lot. Haha, I like my comfots far too much!
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