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   Posted 5/17/2010 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
My appointment was made for Monday at 7:30am... so we will be leaving the day before. I have never been there... does anyone have any hotel suggestions, any tips for the Mayo??

Kinda scared and excited....maybe someone will be able to help me... as my one day of happiness is over...LOL.. diarrhea came back in force.

40 to three wonderful kids, and wife to an amazing , supportive husband of 18 years..
Diagnosed with gluten intolerance April 2009
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2010- currently Prednisone, Propranolol and Vivelle Patch
Have taken Entocort, Bentyl, Flagyl, Lomidil, Colestipol
Have had myriad of health problems attributed to many different things over the past ten years. Our family has a history of Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis and Bowel Cancer.

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   Posted 5/17/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
june: there's a link from to lodging in Rochester. If you mention you're coming in for an appt. at the clinic they might give you a discount. Some of the motels near the U. of Chicago do that. Good luck.

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   Posted 5/17/2010 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
We've stayed at the Kahler Executive Inn which is directly across from the Charlton Builiding (Methodist Hospital) and one block from the Gonda and Mayo buildings several times. Its very convenient and we ate most of our meals in the Methodist Hospital cafeteria which is actually in the Eisenberg building. (800) 533-1655. $100 category.

This last time we stayed at the EconoLodge on Broadway out just south of the fairgrounds. The shuttle service was convenient for all appointments at the Clinic. 2008 rates put it in the $51 -$100 category. This is where we plan on staying in the future. (800) 55E-CONO.

Plan on w/in walking distance or using the shuttle service as parking near the Clinic is expensive and inconvenient as ole billy heck.
My neighbor has liked staying at the Days Inn Downtown. Just a block's walk from the Gonda and Mayo buildings. It is said to be the oldest building in Rochester. Its attractive, the staff is pleasant, there is a restaurant in the same building. I wasn't comfortable there. My husband is an electrician and the wiring made me nervous. I'm sure the wiring was up to code, do not misunderstand me. But ... I'm not comfortable w/more than two plugs to an outlet.
For years we stayed at what was once Centre Towne motel but that was bought out and became the Executive Inn on 5th St SW. It was a nice 4 block walk to the Clinic. But the last time we stayed there the chain had let it run down and it was not clean. We went to the Kahler Exectuve Suites and Inn the next couple of times until my last visit. My neighbor and I compromised and agreed on the EconoLodge which we both liked.
The town has changed a lot thru the years and I'm hard pressed to recommend reasonable priced, convenient restaurants. All have been bought out by chains and outsiders where once we had delicious food at reasonable, almost cheap, prices in locally owned cafes and restaurants.

My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 5/17/2010 10:50:15 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/21/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   

If you are on a tight budget, plan on eating meals at the Methodist hospital cafeteria in the Eisenberg blldg. Price are reasonable and the food is good, nothing to rave about but not usual hospital tasting food.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

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