My husband and I like to take a cruise once a year. So far, I have escaped being sick while away, but seem to get sick about a month later. It has nothing to do with the cruises, if it did, I am sure I would have gotten sick sooner. The idea of suffering a flare while away is always in the back of my mind. I make sure I pack all my meds and my GI doctor prescribes prednisone just in case. I also take along Cort enemas with me. Better to have them on hand just in case needed. Have a wonderful trip. Try not to stress over being sick.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.