My husband planned (very last minute) that our family would fly to Norway to visit his relatives in a couple of weeks. I am so nervous about this, it makes me freak just to think about it all. This has NOT been a good year for me -- lots of sickness (infections), menopause and the CFS all at once. I generally do better in the summer, but this summer has been less than great. I asked him why we couldn't wait until next summer, and he said because his grandmother is in her 90s and she might not be around next summer. So, we have to go. (And I want to go, because my son will be a senior in high school this year, going to college next year so I want to spend some good quality time with him when he can't be on a computer!) I'm scared to death I'll get sick. I'm worried about my energy levels. All this is compounded by the fact that his family just "pushes through" health issues, they don't talk about how bad they feel, they think you should just suffer in silence and press on. I can't do that. I can certainly try to keep my mouth shut, but I can't press on, it's not in me. So I'm very worried about any tension there. I just don't want to be a party pooper, either. The first three days of our trip we'll actually be in London doing a bunch of sightseeing (my husband and I actually met there, so I want my son to see some of the places that were important to us, plus he wants to go to the British Museum ALL DAY on his birthday). So there won't be many opportunities for rest, PLUS we'll have jet lag. In Norway, we'll be spending almost all our time with those tough Scandinavian relatives. Oh, and because of a few other logistics, I will have been on 12 different airplanes by the time we get back home (have to pick our son up from a Latin thing he's doing up north). How am I going to survive this? I know there's a thread in here already about flying and vacation, but since this is overseas and we'll be on planes for such a lot of the time, I need advice about how to get through it. And I can never sleep on planes. HELP!