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    I should be so excited about my upcoming Bermuda trip. We leave in 10 days! I am so worried about this vacation. What in the world am I going to eat and drink? Can I trust their bottled water? There is no way I can pack enough of bottled water for 10 days in 1 suitcase. Breakfast and dinner should be okay but lunch is always a difficult time. I usually eat cottage cheese and blueberries or pears, left-over dinner, or Hormel safe turkey lunchmeat sandwich. I do not think any of these will be options in Bermuda. We will be living on restaurant food. Any suggestions?????? One good thing.....it will probably be the first time I go on vacation and lose weight instead of gain!!!!!!

    Dawn

  • #2
    Have fun, and enjoy yourself. I sure hope you find some yummy safe food.

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    • #3
      I too am worried about driving with family to San Francisco. I think I'll buy a female pee cup and wipes. I don't want my husband to have to stop every hour. I already mentioned that I am worried about taking the trip.
      bunnykinb

      6/04 dx Mild IC; 3/06 2nd hydro/cysto w/2nd uro; Moderate IC now. IBS dx 11/03. 6/08 dx Vulva Vestibulitis/Pelvic Floor Spasms. 7/20/15 Feels like I have moderate IC now. Burning again.

      tried & failed treatments: Urocit K 2x/day, Prelief & Atarax 25 mg 3/05-6/06; elavil 10mg 11/30/06-2/28/07 (stopped due to hunger); elmiron orally but had throat tightness;heparin instills 1x/mo 9/04-2/05;elmiron instills every 2 wks 7/05-2/06;20 DMSO 7/28/06-9/07.nortriptyline 10mg 4/07-10/07current meds/treatments:Tofrinal 25mg;Yasmin bc. Heparin instills every 2 weeks 2/08-present. Mix: 8cc lidocaine, 8cc heparin (40,000 units), & 3cc sodium bicarb. main symptoms: frequency & labia/clitorial burning

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      • #4
        Is it safe for you to order plain rice and grilled chicken or fish?
        Many restaurants offer alternate foods because of people with certain food allergies. Give it a try!

        Oh........and have tons of fun!!!!!!
        Tons of support,
        Jaime

        IC angel helping families in need for the holidays. [email protected]

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        • #5
          Hi Dawn,

          I hope you have an awesome time on vacation!! Bring as much water and Prelief as you can!

          I give you A TON OF CREDIT - the longest trip I will make is about 45 minutes to my mom's shore home - YOU are an inspiration .

          HAVE FUN!

          Beth
          IC diagnosis 1999
          Meds: Elmiron
          hydroxyzine hcl
          DMSO as needed
          valium as needed
          librax 3x day

          TENS therapy



          Thanks to all on the boards - YOU have helped more than I can say!



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          • #6
            Dawn,
            Don't stress too much over it, I'm sure you'll be able to find something on the menus that are ok. We took a cruise to Bermuda two years ago for our 25th Anniversary and it was fabulous! You'll love Bermuda. I was on the cruise though so there were lots of choices for food, I didn't go to any restaurants there so I can't help you there. I'm sure you'll be ok, just eat plain stuff and bring plenty of pain meds just in case! Have a great trip.

            Kari
            Kari

            I'm 47 years old, married 27 years. I have two wonderful boys and two wonderful grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 1994. Life has certainly thrown me many many surprises, all of which I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful, and I try to think about my blessings not my misfortunes, when possible. Stay Strong!

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            • #7
              I'm worried too -- off for kayaking and camping after recently diagnosed in a few weeks. I refuse to give up the trip (as some said I should), as I have planned it for more than a year. Even if it's sort of a "last hurrah."

              But, I'll take my pain meds, my Prelief, snack bars I CAN safely eat (some sold here) also one made from almonds and coconut by KIND. I know it won't be easy, but I still have so many dreams that I don't want to let go of. I'm determined not to let IC be a wall between me and those dreams. I'm hoping that by still doing these things, maybe (even though I hate to stand out) I can help inform others.

              And I'm just going to try to be "in the moment," not always easy. I had an awful session on the phone with United Airlines about being permitted to board early, so I've sent them an e-mail about IC. My doctor did give me a letter to help with such things.

              I hope that your trip goes well -- that you're able to stay well -- and most of all to relax and have a good time.
              Waves
              Diagnosed 6/4/07, also IBS, migraines, allergies,
              hysterectomy, previous fibroids, cysts.

              Help measures in process -- hope to start PT, etc. Main pain meds: HEAT, Tylenol, Alleve, Working on diet!

              Cold infusion of Marshmallow Root tea 2x day, Citrus free Quercetin 2x day


              I am not my illness -- it's just a facet, I aim to enjoy life and pursue my dreams! I hope it makes me a more compassionate human being.

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              • #8
                Dawn--dont stress over this vacation because thats a sure-fire way to guarantee a bad time. Bermuda is a tourist area as you know-I'm sure most places, if not all are more than able to accommodate your dietary needs.
                I've been on 2 vacations (getting ready to go on the 3rd) since being diagnosed so I can surely understand your concerns. Trust me when I say that worrying isnt going to do you any good, and I guarantee you're going to be posting when you get back about what a relaxing and fun time you had.

                Wishing you a safe fun-filled stress-free vacation!

                Diana
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                (> < ) This is Bunny. He's on his way to world domination.

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                • #9
                  I totally love traveling and haven't had any problems finding IC safe foods in restaurants. I sometimes have to resort to a hamburger when we're on the road, but I order it with lettuce only and that works fine.

                  Donna
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                  • #10
                    I was on the internet and found that two pharmacies online carry Travel John's which are portable pee bags that become gel once pee'd into. I have to check if those are available at the store too.
                    bunnykinb

                    6/04 dx Mild IC; 3/06 2nd hydro/cysto w/2nd uro; Moderate IC now. IBS dx 11/03. 6/08 dx Vulva Vestibulitis/Pelvic Floor Spasms. 7/20/15 Feels like I have moderate IC now. Burning again.

                    tried & failed treatments: Urocit K 2x/day, Prelief & Atarax 25 mg 3/05-6/06; elavil 10mg 11/30/06-2/28/07 (stopped due to hunger); elmiron orally but had throat tightness;heparin instills 1x/mo 9/04-2/05;elmiron instills every 2 wks 7/05-2/06;20 DMSO 7/28/06-9/07.nortriptyline 10mg 4/07-10/07current meds/treatments:Tofrinal 25mg;Yasmin bc. Heparin instills every 2 weeks 2/08-present. Mix: 8cc lidocaine, 8cc heparin (40,000 units), & 3cc sodium bicarb. main symptoms: frequency & labia/clitorial burning

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                    • #11
                      The travel johns are also available in the ICN Shop! Take care!
                      Tons of support,
                      Jaime

                      IC angel helping families in need for the holidays. [email protected]

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