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I sat down to write my usual post — about chronic illness, career, issues that move me. But, I’m distracted by my “to do” list: Work (did I email my virtual assistant about posting next week’s blog?), Personal (did I tell Dan, taking care of our dog, Iko, that Iko needs bran with his food?), should I take the extra jeans (?) …. and send itineraries to family members!
Jake and I are flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina tomorrow – we’re going to visit our daughter, EmmaRose, an NYU student who is studying there (if you call a course in Tango dancing studying!)
In case you’re wondering – I’m very excited but, as always, also nervous about “symptom” management. I just wrote that post about traveling — and that was a train to NYC! This is a 15 hour flight (ok – with a 2 hour layover). A long time in a small seat … my feet getting swollen (remember the bunion surgery?) and my back contorting. Pressurized cabins – and bad sinuses. Have to get to the bathroom — but we’re not allowed to move???? (Do I have enough poise pads?)
So here are my plans so I can have fun. Ace bandage the foot on the plane, bring ipod to fall asleep on plane (and muscle relaxer for my legs that twitch). For BA – Good walking shoes, nothing to carry but light purse (no laptop! or even palm pilot! – and no stopping in internet cafes to check email!), car tour (rather than walk around the city as we normally might). One of our destinations is Iguazu Falls – one of the 7 wonders of the world!
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