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« on: August 08, 2011, 12:56:35 PM »

I just wanted to let people know how easy it was to travel to WDW on PD.  I went for a week with my cycler and had Fresenius deliver a weeks worth of supplies to the resort.  We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and when we arrived my supplies were there and the resort staff brought them up to our room and even placed them in the closet for me.  I rode every ride I wanted to including all the roller coasters except Splash Mountain and the River ride at Animal Kingdom due to not wanting to have to go all the way back to the hotel to change my exit site.  I even swam with the sharks at Typhoon Lagon. My only issue was dinner at the restaurants there were very long and we didn't get back to the resort til about midnight every night so I would end up hooking up late and having to stay on til about 10 or so.  Overall I enjoyed Disney just like any healthy person and had a great time.  :yahoo;
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 01:22:27 PM »

This was great to read! We have had reservations at animal kingdom for a while now.. We are supposed to go in November. My husband is about to start Dialysis soon (hopefully PD will work out) and I wasn't sure if he'd be able to go to WDW with us..but sounds like it's a real possibility.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 02:13:40 PM »

that sounds awesome !  :thumbup;

that is one advantage of being on pd, travelling !
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 09:22:49 PM »

yep.. I miss being PD.  All you had to do was make sure your supplies were delivered, then pack the cycler in it's case and off you go.  Just FYI for anyone flying; The Home Choice in the case provided fits under the seat on most commercial aircraft, so you can take it as carry on.  Just be careful going through security.  I was searched a few times.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 08:10:08 AM »

yep.. I miss being PD.  All you had to do was make sure your supplies were delivered, then pack the cycler in it's case and off you go.  Just FYI for anyone flying; The Home Choice in the case provided fits under the seat on most commercial aircraft, so you can take it as carry on.  Just be careful going through security.  I was searched a few times.

yep, no hassles with making arrangements at dialysis centres.  I never did bring the cycler when on vacation (when i was on pd), I did manual exchanges.  Kinda put a crimp in the vacation when you're always worried about the next exchange.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 10:57:54 AM »

I always hated doing exchanges.  I did a noon time exchange in school when I was a teenager.  That was harder than it is now, because even though you had a set with the drain bag attached, you still have to spike the fill bag.  Those were also the days before catheter caps and catheter extension tubing, so there was no clamp on the catheter itself, you have to use one of those little white clamps that are in the emergency kits, and you actually had to clamp off the line when you were finished with a little blue clamp that, when closed, would not open again and cut the line.

I may not use the Home Choice anymore, but I still want to shake Dean Kamen's hand for inventing the thing
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 07:59:37 AM »

you're not the only one that hated doing exchanges.  The cycler helped alleviate the monotony of doing manual exchanges, so I'm greatful for that.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 06:55:07 AM »

I'm glad you had a great vacation.  If you want to visit Disneyland I advise you to come during the fall.  I have been going to Disneyland since opening day, 1955. 
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