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gotsomeold 03-11-2014 09:33 AM

CYA in three weeks
 
I am about to drive to the airport. During vaycay, I will have limited (and expensive) access to the internet. SO, hugs to all my BUDDDs!!! Know I will be fasting whenever possible (rotating? EOD? forget it!) and thinking of you all!!!!

Joannew 03-11-2014 09:35 AM

Hope you have a wonderful time, Nancy! I'll miss your encouraging posts, but will try to carry on without you! Safe travels to you! :)

KeirasMom 03-11-2014 09:36 AM

Have a blast, and bring back lots of great memories!!

LoCarbGal 03-11-2014 09:40 AM

Have a wonderful time, Nancy! You will be missed around here, but I'll look forward to hearing all about your fun times when you return!

sterlinggirl 03-11-2014 09:45 AM

Safe travels my dear~ :heart:

Kissa 03-11-2014 11:14 AM

Have a great break Nancy, we'll miss you x

deedee 03-11-2014 11:46 AM

Have a wonderful vacation!

Seabreezes 03-11-2014 11:47 AM

Happy Cruising! Have fun :hiya::up::yummy:

KimKS 03-11-2014 12:22 PM

Where are you cruising? I am counting down to my next cruise - 75 days! Yay! I'd love to hear any tips you have for combining cruising and JUDDD.

LadyKT 03-11-2014 01:17 PM

Have fun Nancy!

jdforshort 03-11-2014 09:51 PM

Have a wonderful and safe vacation!:aprayer: Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!:jumpjoy:

SlowSure 03-12-2014 04:39 AM

Enjoy every moment of your vacation :)

LoCarbGal 03-12-2014 09:32 AM

I can't help myself. Every time I see this thread, my first thought is.....

Why do I need to cover my @$$ in 3 weeks???

:o

KeirasMom 03-12-2014 09:33 AM

Me too. :hyst:

Sammyann 03-12-2014 09:40 AM

Have a great time!

Planelman 03-12-2014 09:41 AM

Have a great vacation! Wish I was going on a cruise soon! This is the first year since 2006 where I don't think I will be taking any cruise and we usually do 2 a year!

Yam-Yam 03-12-2014 09:43 AM

We will miss you!:hugs: Have a blast and relax a lot!!!

gotitnow 03-13-2014 12:58 AM

Can't imagine you NOT having fun Nancy!!!:cool:

Soooo.....will be fun to hear all about it when you get back!!:jumpjoy:


Phyl:heart:

Sirtain 03-13-2014 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoCarbGal (Post 16833945)
I can't help myself. Every time I see this thread, my first thought is.....

Why do I need to cover my @$$ in 3 weeks???

:o

I thought the same thing! I figure I better be 'extra-good' for the next three weeks, just in case Nancy springs a surprise on us upon her return. :D

LoCarbGal 03-13-2014 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KeirasMom (Post 16833949)
Me too. :hyst:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sirtain (Post 16836082)
I thought the same thing! I figure I better be 'extra-good' for the next three weeks, just in case Nancy springs a surprise on us upon her return. :D

:hyst: I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

Librarygirl 03-13-2014 03:12 PM

Silly girls :D

Nancy, I hope you have a great time and don't ask to use the ship's library to do research!!:laugh::high5:

MSN08 03-13-2014 05:51 PM

Have a great and safe time!

Carly 03-13-2014 06:29 PM

Hope your vacation is awesome!

gotsomeold 04-09-2014 09:41 AM

So, I thought I would catch up on the long vaycay. The flights to and from, over storms on the Pacific, were a wee bit exciting. The cruise was opulent. Australia around Sydney and New Zealand were gorgeous, exciting, stunning. The people we met on board and at the various ports were interesting, kind, generous, and downright good.

I weighed 113.4 when I left, 113.6 when I returned.

It was almost perfect.

"Almost"? Why "almost"? you ask.

Because my body is getting weirder and weirder. 2/3 of the way through the trip, after eating LCHF (no rotations) carefully for weeks I ran a test. I ate two cookies.

The good news is my BG barely elevated - about what I would see if I ate a normal meal. I do believe, even before I get the rotations going really well, this implies my pancreas and liver are beginning to work as a team again.

The bad news is that night I started throwing up. After several hours I spoke to the ship's nurse who gave me a pill that calmed things down. The next morning I woke up covered with hives - red blotches everywhere. Port that day was Wellington. DH and I found a pharmacy who agreed I was having a reaction to food and gave me an oral anti-histamine.

Gradually, over the course of the next 24 hours, the hives went away. Gradually, over the course of the next 24 hours, I blew up with major edema.

THIS took a few days to resolve. And apparently the swelling caused some unpleasant side-effects...like an impacted colon that almost sent me to the hospital.

The first week back was mostly spent recovering.

Maybe it was the egg in the cookies? Maybe the flour? Maybe it was something else I ate and the cookie was NBD? Obviously, the body I am used to cruising around in is morphing into a danged delicate thing.

Gonna take some getting used to.

BUT....if you ever have a chance to do Down Under.....DO IT!!!!!!

KeirasMom 04-09-2014 09:51 AM

Wow Nancy, that's insane! I'm glad you're doing better now, but how scary!

LoCarbGal 04-09-2014 10:10 AM

Oh my gosh, Nancy! That sounds awful. Definitely a reaction to something, but like you say, you can't really know exactly what. The cookies do sound suspect though.

Glad you enjoyed the trip, despite the drama. And coming back basically the same weight? WOW! :notwrthy:

EmmaLiza 04-09-2014 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoCarbGal (Post 16833945)
I can't help myself. Every time I see this thread, my first thought is.....

Why do I need to cover my @$$ in 3 weeks???

:o

Me four!:lol:

Seabreezes 04-09-2014 12:21 PM

Were you on Pacific Princess?

So sorry for the health issues. I have had food reactions on ships that I don't normally have. I have to be careful that I don't eat too much shellfish ie. shrimp cocktails as my legs get bright red and itch. We've been known to by allergy meds and creams in some unusual places. I don't know if they add a preservative on ships or not.

Hope you are feeling better now. Our flight back from Sydney in February was quite a rock and roll trip, too.....

Carly 04-09-2014 06:30 PM

Ooh how scary about the weird reactions. Great that you didn't gain. I can only hope for the same on my cruise in November.

gotsomeold 04-10-2014 04:57 AM

Where are you cruising? What line?

I was on Holland America, the Oosterdam.

In June we do a transatlantic crossing on QM2, September we will be on NCL cruising the Norwegian fiords (and beyond), in December it's a river cruise on the Seine. MORE opportunities for food reactions!


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