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Re: Vacation nightmares

Re: Vacation nightmares

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Posted by Harry on September 30, 2000 at 00:02:15:

In Reply to: Vacation nightmares posted by DoriB on September 29, 2000 at 15:41:52:

: Mahalo!

: I just need to vent for a minute. I got back from a week's stay in Oahu (my first "real" vacation in several years and my first travel experience with full-blown IBS).

: The island was magnificent, the people/culture enchanting and I can honestly say that this was my first trip that I've come back lighter than I left.

: I keep trying to find out my "trigger" foods but so far it's been elusive at best and frustrating at worst. I now know every bathroom on Oahu and,
: at one point I had to lie down on a park bench from sheer exhaustion. Thank God for Imodium, but even that has it's limitations.

: Harry, I've been taking my fiber suppliments and I watched everything I put into my stomach on the trip, but it still was a limiting experience (view Hawaii from the inside of a stall - aaaaargh).

: I refuse to be housebound for the rest of my life and I work very hard to earn a vacation every few years, so it was discouraging.

: However, I am plugging forward with a colonoscopy to look forward to next month.

: Film at 11:00 (ha).

: DoriB

Welcome Back Dori,
I knew it would be an adventure in more ways than one.I thought you knew Vacations with IBS is not the best because you keep having to find out where the bathrooms are located---in new unfamiliar places---Daily.Now that's Stress!! Also, trying to find Trigger foods is next to impossible when you're eating out every meal. I'll tell you ---you got more determination and guts than most IBSers. I know you have had to have really anxious moments. Even the Best Fiber Regimen would really be a tested.
I'm glad you had a safe trip--God Bless--Harry

PS. You may have noticed the Board Moderator deleted about 10 months of messages on this board while you were gone.It was getting a little long!! Now I forgot what I said on some of them.

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