Travelling with Inflammatory bowel disease 

It is tricky doing long-haul travel with UC. We go to airport by train the night before the flight & get an on-airport hotel. I always have to make sure there’s a loo on any coach trips etc or we can’t go! But we still go [Mexico earlier this year]. Most people are understanding when you explain!

I’ve recently returned from a family holiday to Pattaya in Thailand.

You couldn’t ask for a more ideal setting for a holiday, the weather was great, the company was great and the hotel was fantastic.

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The journey to Pattaya was a bit of a nightmare for me.

For anyone who’s familiar with flying you’ll know the issues with using a plane toilet.

They are cramped, uncomfortable and a poor excuse for a toilet. I know we’re flying 40,000 feet in the air so I don’t expect luxury, some room to move would be nice though.

I’d been feeling unwell for a while previous to my holiday, lots of bowel movements, up to 40 times a day at some points.

I couldn’t tell you if this was stress related or not because I didn’t really feel much stress.

I was absolutely dreading the flight there to be honest, the day before…

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