I know November is a month away. But I am planning already. For the first time since my cancer, and “issues”, I am going on a plane. My family, husband, siblings, Mom, Aunt, and niece and nephew will be going two ways. Half are flying and half are driving. This is a blessing. Even though I am flying, I will be sending my food and most of diaper stuff in the car that will be arriving shortly after the flying group. A fortunate girl I am. Getting on a plane wearing a diaper and taking a few changes is embarrassing enough. Especially if I get a pat down. But having to take a whole separate suitcase with food and diapers, ointments, wipes etc. sounded a little daunting. At least for this first trip.
I have the best siblings around. Karen, Kris, and David are incredibly supportive. Between the three of them, I have an affordable flight, first thing in the morning both ways, and staying at a time-share my sister and husband are providing so I have a bathroom and a kitchen, which is a must. I want them to know how much I appreciate their efforts so that I can go with the group.
We are going to Reno. I am not much of a gambler, but I have enjoyed going on this trip a few times with my family. Everyone is so relaxed and we always end up spending most the time laughing and making fun of each other. I have two particular memories. One of LL going toe to toe with a waitress in Virginia city while Steve is looking on, laughing his A$$ off. And of course, Kris and I hiding toy snakes to scare the bejeebies out of David. Oh I have three of them ready for this next trip.:) 🙂 :).
Yesterday, I went to Penny’s with Mom and Kris and bought three tops and three long but light-weight cardigans to take for the trip. Long cardigans that cover my diapered bottom is a must. I have found it is the only way to disguise what is going on down below unless I am wearing a flowy dress. Frankly, I am most comfortable wearing dresses, but not in Reno. So clothes are figured out. Now the food. I don’t want to be running around the day before, trying to get food made and packed up. So for the next few weeks, when I am making a safe soup, stir fry, or whatever, I will be putting it in the freezer. This way I will only need to get a few of my girls eggs, fresh fruit and gluten-free bread to add to the food cooler.
I am praying that between timing my eating and taking an imodium, I will make both plane rides without incident. That I my biggest fear. But I can only do, what I can only do.