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« on: May 31, 2009, 08:41:06 AM »

I'm going to Myrtle Beach, SC this week - it will be the first BIG trip with the cycler.  I've only taken it out of the home for one night so far and even that required a ton of supplies so I can't wait to see how much three nights is going to take!  I've got fresenius delivering bags, cassettes and drain lines to the hotel and then the rest I am bringing myself.  I'm scared I'm going to forget something so I will probably call fresenius tomorrow and have them help me figure out what I need to bring - I appreciate that they're nice and don't mind helping.

This will also be the first time I've gone swimming with the catheter!  I'm a bit scared but mostly excited... I don't know why, but I have this great need to be emerged in water since starting dialysis.  Hopefully it won't storm the whole time.. that'd be upsetting.  There are a lot of really nice pools and water slides around as well but I can't get in them :( Anyone found a way to get around not being able to swim in public pools yet?

Anyways, this post was basically to tell you guys where I'm going I guess... just thought you'd like to know :)
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 09:50:31 AM »

Oh, that sounds lovely!

When we are traveling I have a checklist of supplies we need to take. The first time we traveled I forgot the tourniquet! Fortunately we had something that would work!  :rofl;

Have a great time, rain or shine.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 10:04:34 AM »

You are going to have so much fun.....If I weren't so happy for you I'd be jealous.... well, guess I can be a little of both.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 09:17:44 PM »

Have a lot of fun and bring pics back to post.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 11:17:43 AM »

my nep doc told me I could swim in pool water but never oceans , ponds or lakes -
medical supply companies have wraps you can use to cover the catheter -
if it rains -- stand in the rain unless there is lightning !
have fun and enjoy yourself ------ I am excited for you --- use sun screen !  do not come back looking like a lobster ---   crawford loves crawfish and lobsters !
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 04:01:33 PM »

Woo, I just finished packing and the supplies filled an entire suitcase!  Traveling with dialysis is no easy task but it will be totally worth it!  I do not know where to find one of the catheter covers you speak of.. I think it's too late now though since I leave in the morning.  Anyways, I'll be back Sunday night (with pics of course)! 
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009, 11:31:41 AM »

I can't wait how fun  :yahoo;
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2009, 01:26:08 PM »

Be safe and have tons of FUN!!!
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