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#21 Sheryl

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:04 AM

Miocean, at least you have a way out of your tickets if you so choose. Your doctor's don't want you to go and you would automatically get a full refund. Now, Hawaii was mentioned. Why not Hawaii? Everyone speaks English and or Hawaiian, and it is safe. I went on two vacations of great distance in the past two years. Both vacations were awesome. One to Mexico and one to Costa Rica and the Panama canal. I ended up sick from both trips. Buying food in Mexico from a street vendor got me a bit of stomach upset. Buying a refreshment made with their water I would guess also made me ill. My trip to Costa Rica I picked up a bug and was on medication for over three months trying to recover. So, I think some places are best left to the peoples whom thrive the best there or for people with great immune systems. I for one am no longer traveling places that you have to worry about what you eat or drink. Or about parasites or other insects that can cause our bodies great bodily harm. I hope you enjoy your trip if you go. I will wrap you in a hug and hope it keeps you safe.Posted Image Let all of us know of your decisions and how you fare a month or so after your trip. Sometimes parasites take that long to attack and weaken our systems. After what you have been through you deserve to get on with your life.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:39 AM

Sheryl,

Interestingly, when I read up about parasites, one of the places it mentioned picking them up was Hawaii! I am very careful in Mexico with what I eat and drink. Only bottled water and purified ice, no fruits or vegetables, NOTHING off a street cart. Preferably bottled drinks opened at the table.

Oddly, I was in Costa Rica right before my scleroderma symptoms started. My chiropractor was convinced I had picked up a parasite. I went to two infectious disease specialists, had all sorts of tests run, my chiro even contacted a doctor in Costa Rica and asked, based on my symptoms, if I could have picked up anything. Everything was negative.

No place is safe. There are bed bugs. Dust mites. Legionaires disease. Terrorism. Violence. Pick pockets. Drugged drinks. Germs are everywhere, even in your own home no matter how clean you keep it! I think caution wherever you go is vital, but not to become completely crazy about it.

My husband has given up so much for me and has done so much for me and he really wants to go back to Cabo. I'll be careful.

Thanks for your suggestions and concerns.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:41 PM

Miocean,

Have fun where ever your travels take you. Sounds like you are taking everything into consideration. I've never been to Cabo. Anything special there that is a must see? My son is going in February I believe. May the winds be at your back.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:25 AM

Hi Miocean,

I'm delighted that your labs are great and you have the approval of your whole medical team now, for traveling to Cabo.

I'm not sure, but your doctor might be wrong about the safest place to be is in your home. I thought I'd heard once that more people die in their own bathroom, than anywhere else? Which is a good reason you should spend a lot less time at home in the bathroom and more time on the beach in Cabo, right?

I hope you stay well, stay safe, and have a truly marvelous time!
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:57 AM

Dear miocean,

You sure are a great inspiration to all of us, your truly a great inspiration to me, your stories sound so much like that of my sister, several times we almost lost her, and somehow she pulls through, just when we think all hope is lost she proves us wrong!(thank goodness). Never, never give up!!! You are to be greatly admired!!! Thank you for sharing your stories!!

Best Wishes!! Always!!

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:06 AM

Hi, Miocean


Just wanted to tell you that I have a sister-in-law and her best friend, of who spend half of the year in mexico. they love it there!! I just wanted to wish you a very happy time and safe trip!!

sincerely
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:17 AM

Hi miocean,

May your trip to Cabo be the very best you've ever had and your time spent there...the same as your trip :emoticons-yes:

We look forward to hearing all about it when you return (after a good rest, of course)! ^_^
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