In May, I will be going on a mission trip with my church to the UK. I'm so excited to be a part of this mission team!! I know that God is going to work in and through us for His glory. However, I can't say I'm not nervous about taking care of all my health stuff while I'm over there. This will be my first international trip without my parents and first time to fly with all my medical equipment by myself. Even when my band flew to Seattle in high school, my mom was a chaperone and helped me check baggage, go through security and lug all my equipment around. This time, I'll have to manage all of that on my own (of course, the other team members will be with me, but I'll be the only one intricately connected to my CF and who actually knows what all I have to bring with me on the trip). On top of that, when we went to Europe for my make a wish trip, my Vest and compressor "burned up" due tonthe voltage difference, even though we used the power converter like we were supposed to. I didn't have my Vest or inhaled medicine for a week, and my parents had to do manual CPT on me so that I could sort of breathe. There won't be anyone on my trip this May who could do manual CPT on me in a worst-case scenario. I am doing plenty of research about how to use my American devices in the UK, but I'm still concerned about what happens if something goes wrong.
Ultimately, I have no plan B. My treatments need to work, and I need to be able to travel with all of my stuff. I'm fully relying on God to provide, which is expanding my trust in Him. I know I'm meant to go on this mission trip; therefore, I know I can trust Him in every aspect of the journey.