vacation with fibro

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   Posted 7/20/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
We just returned from a 10-day vacation.  I did not post before we left because anyone on the Internet can read the posts. 
Packing with fibro is definitely different than packing without.  I have learned to take a heating pad, all bottles of pills (in case I need extra or forget to put one in the daily pill box), ice packs, several pairs of shoes because I cannot wear a pair too many days in a row, canes, walking sticks, muscle rub . . .
But we had a really nice time.  I was able to do some exploring and kayaking and other fun stuff by making sure I paced myself and rested.  We spent a lot of time on the beach, too.   The weather was not hot or cold.   The drive was even pleasant because we stopped and saw stuff on the way there and back. 

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   Posted 7/20/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I'm glad you had a good time...that's what vacations are for fun and R&R! Your
vacation is my kind of vacation...adventurous. Welcome back !

I agree about packing...when I fly I have to use my big purse to bring my pharmacy
with me :)

Hugs, Robin
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   Posted 7/20/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I'm glad you had a good time and enjoyed yourself. I think sometimes we worry about what may happen, that it can cause it to happen......ok that really made sense in my mind, maybe not yours.

I never been to the beach do ya think you could take me next time>>??? hee hee

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   Posted 7/20/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sure sounds like a great vacation to me!  I'm so glad you had a good time and I'm happy that you paced yourself.  That really helps.
I, too, have to pack all my pills, supplements, folding cane, blow-up lumbar support pillow and I get to add all my ostomy supplies to the mix!  I hardly have room for clothing!  shocked
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   Posted 7/21/2010 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue, it sounds like you had a great time and I'm so happy you had fun! I know what you mean about packing with Fibro. Because I'm going thru these massive hot sweats as well (a side effect of one of my meds), I have to think about how to pack and dress in layers, so I can whip something off when I get too hot. I have to switch shoes every day as well.

My hubby and I just flew to Winnipeg last weekend for a wedding - we only took 1 carry on bag each, no checked luggage. I was able to pare everything down to a minimum (and didn't end up wearing one set of shorts/t-shirt that I had packed, or my bathing suit). so that was good. I also made sure the hotel I was booking had a mini fridge and microwave so I could either heat/chill my Magic Bags as needed (something I always look for in a hotel before I book).

I hope you're feeling up to more travel in your's sure nice to get away from the day to day routines we have - especially if it helps distract us from our pain!

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   Posted 7/21/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
We had many fun adventures. One of my favorites was a picnic on the beach with balony sandwiches and wine straight from the barrel. The winery did not have time to filter it properly yet, but we bought a bottle anyway.

We also did some exploring and came upon some "poison ivy." Hubby carried me across it because I had on capris and he had on long pants. Later we discovered that the poison ivy really was a blackberry plant!

Lots of fun.
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