Post Edited By Moderator (Shaz032) : 2/12/2010 4:25:09 AM (GMT-7)
I think you started the thread correctly. Gone through Chilean Fjords, saw penguins today in a rookery. Tomorrow trip to Tiera Del Fuego on end of the world train. Then, we enter antarctica. Sure hope I stay OK. Am worried for Lizzie and skimmed all your posts. Will post more later. Wishing you all well. Keep praying for me. Yesterday was my birthday and I was 54. Ate dinner with a really cute guy then danced real late. It was awesome.
Post Edited By Moderator (Shaz032) : 2/12/2010 4:26:05 AM (GMT-7)
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
The gastrograffin enema is a piece of cake. They just slowly let it flow in then they turn you different ways and take xrays. Then it gives you diarrhea. The only thing that might hurt is that they sometimes inflate a balloon in the rectum to keep the gastrograffin in. To avoid this, just tell them you want a foley catheter enema tip and no balloon and you're all set. That is how they found my rectal stricture from my (unneeded) sigmoid resection. Showed right up. Good luck.
We are currently going through the Drake passage and it is H---. Extremely bumpy. Rocking, rolling, and pitching. I took a Bonine which has worked fine, but it is so bad I also put on a scoplomine patch. Now I feel like I'm a bit too Buzzed. But was terrified of getting sick. Just trying to hydrate and focus on other things. Drake passage is the ocean between southern most point of Argentina and antarctica. They say after today and tonight once we get into antarctica, we will hit smooth water. Let us hope and pray.Our ship is 50,000 gross tons. Our option to come here was yachts of Seabourne at only 10,000 gross tons. GLAD I voted for the 50,000 gross tons. (Am used to ships that are 190,000 gross tons.)
Keep those prayers coming. I will pray back. Anyone seen Lizzie news on face book maybe?
Post Edited (answers4meTDR) : 2/7/2010 1:58:33 PM (GMT-7)