Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On May 27, 2009
    Erika Asked

    Anna you're the person most likely to understand this ? I had gallbladder out and DS9 had 2/3 of large intestine removed(longstory). We both have intestinal issues don't want to hog special card, but sometimes we've got to GO! How do we handle it in lines?

    Hi, Erika! 

    The best way to handle intestinal emergencies is to avoid them.  Check with your doctor, but for me, I know I have to avoid certain foods, no matter how tempted I am by that DoleWhip or Mickey bar.  You probably already know what foods are triggers, so reserve them for a treat on the way back to the hotel, or for a dinner where you know you'll be headed back to your room right after.  If you can tolerate them, bulk up on binding foods like bananas and apples, which are convenient items to carry in your backpack and snack on during the day. 

    Another way to be prepared is to get your park maps and note where all of the rest room locations are.  Before you head over to a ride, scope out where the rest rooms are so if you need to make a bee line, you can.  Grab a map as soon as you get into the park in the morning, and with a highlighter, mark all the rest rooms so they are easy to locate when you need one.  You should make a pit stop before a ride or show as well, just to be safe.

    Lastly, don't be afraid to obtain a guest assistance card if you need one!  You are certainly not  taking advantage of the card if this is something that would make the trip easier on you and your son.  For some people, there's plenty of warning before nature calls, and for others, it's more of a 911 call.  I'd say if you are getting that emergency call, you should do what you can to be prepared to answer, and the guest assistance card can  help you with that.

    I hope you enjoy a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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