I recently found out that two of my favorite bands are performing in Australia in three months. I unfortunately waited until I went to see my doctor before trying to reserve VIP tickets, and now those tickets are sold out. The VIP tickets were a little more T1D friendly, since they gave exclusive access to a club where there would be food, seating (I think), and a generally better atmosphere for someone with certain medical conditions.
The sponsors also have disabled access, but I’m waiting on a response back from them regarding this particular event before I get a regular ticket. The website showed seating, but that was about it. My PCP told me “sure, no problem” when I asked his advise about going…which kind of took me back a bit. I just kinda figured I would get an “OK, let’s lay out your plan for this, go over pros and cons, etc.”. Yeah I’m scared about this trip, but I REALLY want to go!!! But I know that I have to be realistic about my limitations.
These are my issues in a nutshell. In addition to T1D, I have CFIDS (chronic fatigue syndrome), severe migraines (they happen sporadically and with no known trigger), peripheral and autonomic neuropathy, frozen shoulder, and PTSD/depression from an unrelated event.
I really want to go to this concert. It’s something that would cross off 2 ‘bucket list’ events in a single stroke. But I recently had to cancel going to a comicon event 30 miles away because I had a migraine (one episode tends to last for 4 hours, and I spend that time throwing up until my body stops and the pain subsides–and I’m then wiped out for 2-3 days afterwards). I guess my biggest fear is that something may happen on the 18 hour flight out there, or while I’m there that will make the whole trip a bust. And I’m going by myself, so I can only call someone for moral support.
I am just hoping for some real advise folks. Thanks.