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OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by dadmanbob » December 25th, 2013, 3:18 pm

I just got back from a really nice week long cruise on Monday. Wife and I went to the Bahamas and enjoyed the warmer weather.
Just thought I would let everyone know why I was not around posting, not that you really care :mutt:

Great way to relax, first cruise I was on and will not be my last.
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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by Eric » December 25th, 2013, 6:03 pm

Bob,

Glad you had a good time, welcome back.
I have not been on a cruise yet either, plan on doing Alaska hopefully in 2015.

Glad you are back safe and sound, Merry Christmas.

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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by dadmanbob » December 25th, 2013, 8:05 pm

Thanks Eric I only set off one metal detector. I also found out that you should not pack any medicine. They called me down to the loading area to ask me for my medicine list cause I take so many so they told me not to pack them any more.
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ischemic cardiomyopathy NSVT, stent 1 left side 4/5 &1 right side on 6/9 2011
MI Heart attack unknown when it happened 20% dead muscle
CHF-3, PVD, CAD, CKD-3 & EF 35 now 55 12-19-11
ICD ST JUDE 6/29/11, CD2215-36Q, RVA LEAD, RA-LEAD
Med's
AMLODIPINE 7.5MG AM 5MG PM,ISOSORBIDE MONO. ER 120MG, PLAVIX 75MG
ASPIRIN 81MG,HYDRALAZINE 50MG X4,CARVEDILOL 50MG AM/PM, LIPITOR 80MG
Spironolactone 25mg am/pm,FUROSEMIDE 40MG, Calcitriol .25mg mon,wed,fri
ZANTAC 150MG

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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by dick » December 25th, 2013, 9:51 pm

I also found out that you should not pack any medicine
That makes no sense. You should stop warfarin and have a stroke to take a cruise? Sorry, that is crap advice that could kill someone if they do not take or suddenly discontinue medication after reading that post. You were just joking right?

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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by Eric » December 25th, 2013, 11:54 pm

Bob,

Yeah I am kind of confused by this statement too.
dadmanbob wrote: I also found out that you should not pack any medicine. They called me down to the loading area to ask me for my medicine list cause I take so many so they told me not to pack them any more.
Was it the cruise doctor? Who told you not to pack medicine? I mean when I travel to Japan, I always take my medicine plus extra and I take just as many as you if not more, so I really, really am baffled by that statement. No way would I ever place my life in the hands of a doctor who did not have access to my medical history.
Just my thoughts. Give us a little bit more clarification.

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ICD turned off May 20111 through 8/16/2011
Lead revision 8/16/2011
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ICD Changeout 2/25/2013 St. Jude Inspire Assura
Too many meds to count
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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by Ozchrissy » December 26th, 2013, 8:46 am

Me too Bob, I have always taken my meds on cruises, and I have been on a few. It is vital that you have your meds all the time. As long as they are in the original bottles with the pharmacist label on them that should be sufficient. But I also get a print out of my meds as well, but I have never even been questioned about them.

As for the cruise, you lucky thing, I am so glad you had a good time, and soaked up all that sun and relaxation. Wonderful things cruises, I am actually thinking about my next one at the moment. So hopefully will have one coming up by the end of the year.
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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by beachjay » December 26th, 2013, 9:14 am

I think they mean keep your meds in your carryon not in your suitcase. I have traveled a lot and always have them with me, sometimes they check them sometimes not.
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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by dick » December 26th, 2013, 10:00 am

they mean keep your meds in your carryon not in your suitcase.
Ah, that makes sense. They are more likely to lose your suitcase than you. In rereading the post Bob said that, I may have read it too fast. Maybe I need a cruise.

Another travel suggestion was to pack two full sets of meds and try not to keep them together. In case of damage, theft, etc.

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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by Eric » December 26th, 2013, 10:03 am

Agreed - I always carry mine with me, perhaps that is what Bob meant, do not pack in suitcase (which is a dang good idea)
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ICD turned off May 20111 through 8/16/2011
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Post by freckles1880 » December 26th, 2013, 11:30 am

I always keep mine in my carry on. I also keep a full list of meds, doctors name and phone and pharmacy phone number. I pack 3 more days worth than I should need incase im am forced to stay for an extra day or too. Unfortunately it looks like we will leave Maui on time.

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Post by dadmanbob » December 26th, 2013, 3:22 pm

Ok sorry for the confusion. They said not to pack my medicine in my luggage that has to be scanned. They said I should carry all the meds with me on a carry on bag since when they scan they may think it is bad drugs and confiscate it.
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MI Heart attack unknown when it happened 20% dead muscle
CHF-3, PVD, CAD, CKD-3 & EF 35 now 55 12-19-11
ICD ST JUDE 6/29/11, CD2215-36Q, RVA LEAD, RA-LEAD
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AMLODIPINE 7.5MG AM 5MG PM,ISOSORBIDE MONO. ER 120MG, PLAVIX 75MG
ASPIRIN 81MG,HYDRALAZINE 50MG X4,CARVEDILOL 50MG AM/PM, LIPITOR 80MG
Spironolactone 25mg am/pm,FUROSEMIDE 40MG, Calcitriol .25mg mon,wed,fri
ZANTAC 150MG

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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by TruckerRon » December 26th, 2013, 6:00 pm

dadmanbob wrote:I just got back from a really nice week long cruise on Monday. Wife and I went to the Bahamas and enjoyed the warmer weather.
Just thought I would let everyone know why I was not around posting, not that you really care :mutt:

Great way to relax, first cruise I was on and will not be my last.
A cruise, huh?
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Post by ROBO Pop » December 26th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Bob ~ Glad you're back and had a great cruise. just got back myself from a cruise to the bathroom. My ship sank so that's why I been gone so long. Cruises are fun but don't go on one to the arctic.
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Re: OT Just got back from the Bahamas

Post by dadmanbob » December 26th, 2013, 10:08 pm

ROBO Pop wrote:Cruises are fun but don't go on one to the arctic.
OK but Alaska would be nice for my next one but also thinking about Hawaii
BOB
ischemic cardiomyopathy NSVT, stent 1 left side 4/5 &1 right side on 6/9 2011
MI Heart attack unknown when it happened 20% dead muscle
CHF-3, PVD, CAD, CKD-3 & EF 35 now 55 12-19-11
ICD ST JUDE 6/29/11, CD2215-36Q, RVA LEAD, RA-LEAD
Med's
AMLODIPINE 7.5MG AM 5MG PM,ISOSORBIDE MONO. ER 120MG, PLAVIX 75MG
ASPIRIN 81MG,HYDRALAZINE 50MG X4,CARVEDILOL 50MG AM/PM, LIPITOR 80MG
Spironolactone 25mg am/pm,FUROSEMIDE 40MG, Calcitriol .25mg mon,wed,fri
ZANTAC 150MG

I welcome my ICD he is Electron a transformer

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