UC vacation experience (Vegas)

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kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 11/14/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
The discussion earlier was about Imodium which I have taken for years before UC when I had spastic colon, etc. 
Actually scheduled and planned this vacation before diagnosed with UC and I was determined to go.  My husband had a reunion with his Vietnam buddies.
I thought I should be in remission by now but with medication side effects and having to try so many - not completely there.
So I packed the Imodium, Pepto Bismal for occasional nausea.  I went prepared with extra clean clothes, pads, etc. for just in case.  Our seats on all four flights right by the bathrooms.  I ate very light all week - hard at those restaurants with my family but I knew it was important to keep my stomach calm as well as my colon.
I took Imodium - 1/2 about every 4 to 6 hours from the time I got up every morning.  I had regular BM's all days except Sunday when I had 4 or 5 and stayed close to the resort.  I am on Proctofoam only as doc said my last of the UC bleeding/inflammation in low rectal.  I used the Proctofoam every other night (he put me on every night) because of our schedule, etc.  I had NO BLOOD the whole time I was there and I was having it every day streaked in my stool.  Little cramping and gas during the week but nothing serious.
I am home now and starting Proctofoam again as soon as I get back to where I was without Imodium - today was good.  Waiting one more day - want to see how it goes.  I know I need mainteance at least and will call the doctor about this in a few days when I know what is going on for sure.
We had a wonderful time - my family (husband and two sons) understood and I told them just to go do whatever without me if necessary - I did not mind.  I got to do a lot including gambling some (no winner - darn).  I always knew where the bathrooms were, etc.
Probably won't get on vacation for while as planning on knee replacement in Spring.
Good luck to everyone!!
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


neednewbody
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
good for you. good attitude.

I went to Florida a few weeks ago for my sisters wedding. I also took a lot of Immodium and Lomotil and skipped lunch most days so I didnt have to worry about having to go to the washroom when we were out for the day. I kept telling everyone I wasnt hungry (sometimes I was starving!!!)
On the way there, there was so much turbulence on the plane that the seatbelt signs were on almost the entire time. I managed to get a break to use the facilities and turbulence started while I was in there. whoa. that was an experience.
my boyfriend has gotten so used to me that as soon as I start looking around, he points out the washrooms to me. I find myself driving down streets or walking around always estimating where a washroom might be. It makes me feel more confident even if I know I have no need to go.
Liver transplant 2004 -- liver is only healthy part of me
Prograf 1mg bid for transplant
 
Remicade every 6 weeks - not working
pentasa 1500mg tid
palafer once daily
lomotil every day as needed
immodium every day as needed
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30984
   Posted 11/15/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear you enjoyed your time in LV.

Welcome home!
q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 

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