well i made it back! flying is awful!
on the way there, it wasn't so bad, just really unknown and i got kind of motion sick. Anyway, atlanta wasn't a whole lot of fun, since i was by myself. I did end up going on the marta to lenox mall and phipps plaza where i found a rain coat that cost THREE THOUSAND dollars!!! no, i'm not making that up, thats true! the only thing i could afford in those places was a cupcake that i bought my husband, lol. And then i found a target, where i could actually buy things! which was dumb cause i found something at target for 5 dollars that the exact same thing in that mall was 45! anyway, regardless, then i got lost trying to get back to the marta, and was almost in tears by the time i found the stupid thing again, anyway that was friday then today i went to the cnn tour and to the gift shop at hte coke place, that was ok, but kind of sad alone. But at the cnn place these two people were nice and pretended to know me, lol. but then i got lost on the way back and thought i would never stop walking! oh and to make this better, we are in the peachtree westin (look it up, its pretty cool, although the rooms aren't that nice) which is this 74 story glass building with a rotating lounge on the top, where we kept having to go, but it was making me dizzy so i left. anyway, while we were there, friday night, they had a tornado warning and high winds and that building was moving we were on the 64th floor!
and then...the plane today...
i had to go through the body picture thing! and they pulled me over, and she asked if she could run her hand on my stomach, and i handed her the card i printed from the uoaa site she offered me a private patdown also, and she said, oh that's what i feel there, and i said yes, so she showed the card to another guy and he said, you need a specialist, but then they just got donna, showed her the card, she took me over to the side, and asked me to put my hand on my bag under my shirt, but she didn't need to see it and not to lift it where she could see it, then she put some stuff on my hand and put it in a computer. everyone was really really nice and professional, it was a little weird, but as we were leaving i saw another guy getting patted down, and boy they were doing some serious stuff on him! so i guess i got out easy! so my advice, print that card out and take it, if they mention something just give the card, noone ever spoke the word ostomy aloud, i mean it wouldnt have been a big deal if they did, but i didn't really want them yelling it across the place or anything. when we left charlotte i went through a metal detector and noone said anything, and noone mentioned any of my supplies.
but then, my husband got us on an earlier flight, we were supposed to leave at 6, but he got us on a an earlier flight for 320, which was delayed orginally until 420 and ended up we didn't leave until 558! i was not happy, we could have drove home by then! and the ride was bumpy AND i had to sit beside a door, which was my major fear! but i made it, lol