So all the stress and worry were for nothing. I got myself into a right state right before we left home. Poor hubby, I don't think he has seen me so anxious before. We got to the airport and they put my bag through, didn't say anything, so I picked it up and walked away. Then felt like a right idiot for being so stressed. Mind you, I will probably be the same each time I travel as I hate being the centre of attention, and the odds are that at some time, some where, someone will ask me about what I am carrying.
When I was traveling to Broome in May, I rang Qantas and asked them if there was a procedure to take my drugs (injectable ones) on their plane. The guy said it was all okay with them but if I didn't have a letter from my specialist that the guys on security would throw my drugs into the bin. So that time I left them at home and missed 3 days of injections.
When I saw my specialist in July he was outraged at that outdated information, but I was glad I hadn't taken the chance. Now I have the letter, at least I can justify why I have needles and drugs in my bag.
The other stressor was keeping my drugs cool enough. Unlike insulin which I believe can be room temperature once it has been opened and being used, my drug Byetta, has to be kept refrigerated at all times (but not frozen) and is injected cold. I ordered a Frio flight kit and it is a little bag that holds another bag that is insulated, you just immerse it in cold water for a few minutes and it activates the crystals inside. It worked well and kept my pen cold and then I popped it in the fridge when we got here. The actual travel kit is still cold and keeps cold for up to 4 days, and can be reactivated during that time to extend the time frame. It is a great idea and well worth the $50 I paid for it.
Hopefully you wont see a post in a few days time with me all stressed again when we fly back home. I will do my best to stay sane this time.
So today I will share a Lightness of Being photo, for I am feeling relaxed and happy.
Thanks for popping by. xxx