Travel and exercising with mono fatigue?

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I have a Disney trip planned for the first week of December, but I still have hardly any energy. It's too late to cancel the trip so I know I have to find a way to endure it for my sister's sake, but I have no clue how I'm going to make it with so much muscle weakness and fatigue. Does anyone have any advice on walking a lot or traveling (by car) with mono? I know I'm going to over-exhaust myself no matter how hard I try to prevent it, but any tips that would make it easier would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hey there. I went to Disneyland in February still very very sick. I ended up renting the motorized scooter and it was AWESOME! I highly highly recommend it. It can carry stuff too so it's super helpful. And I just flew to Kauai and got a wheel chair for the airport. It's free and super helpful.

    Even though I was still very fatigued at Disneyland and California Adventure- I really enjoyed myself and had the best time without over exhausting my body. I think you'll have a blast once you're there. But get that scooter! I think it was like $65 for the day and worth every penny.

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    Don't want to be a kill joy, but you should really listen to your own body and not us 😃 . Me personally I have cancelled everything. Haven't booked any holidays as I couldn't imagine sitting on a plane for X amount of time. Stopped going out socialising and just stuck to going to work and then resting as much as possible at home. But as above everyone is different and really is dependant on your symptoms and general well being. I've told my family, girlfriend and close friends that sometimes I just need to crash and be left alone. So aslong as you have the option to do that, without letting your sister down, then it might be worth trying. Plenty of places to sit down at Disney land.

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    i read that one lady took steroids in order to make it to her daughters wedding . id be really careful disneyland well is hard enough but with this ? its not like youre lying on a beach all day .

    i took an overnight trip 2 months ago to see a specialized natural dr 5 hpurs there 5 hours back and im still not right from that trip! it set me back alot .

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    Hi Ciela,

    Oh I do empathise it is not at all a nice feeling when you have what should be a lovely holiday planned but it becomes more of a worry and a dread because of illness and how you've been feeling. Just remember if you do go to absolutely go at your own pace, if that means taking naps during the day, not walking far, going at a slow pace, resting extra, do all those things, I do hope your sister understands and that you don't feel pressurised to live up to certain expectations of the holiday. And remember be kind to yourself and that you will get another more enjoyable holiday in the future when you're not feeling like this. And do listen to your body if you really think you can't make it then please don't force yourself beyond your limits. It's so hard I know. Thinking about you and hoping you can be feeling at least a little better by the time the holiday comes. One day at a time for now and until then.


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