First, have a great trip. I agree anti-anxiety meds will help tremendously. I took them when I went to NM a few years ago and I was very glad I had them! You will love NM! The weather is unbelievable, I loved it there. I live in PA and the weather stinks here! Have fun and good luck in you search!
Diagnosed 1972 with UC (12 years old); many flares over the years
1994 had my son and became very ill; took 4 years to get the correct diagnosis.
PCP diagnosed with IBS and was down 70lbs. by the time I insisted on seeing a specialist.
1997 Diagnosed with Fistulizing Crohn's
1998 had 1ft. of small intestine removed including terminal illieum, have had constant diarrhea since.
Currently taking imuran, prilosec, synthroid, zoloft, xanax & B12