I would be petitioning to the airlines…actually American Express as that is how we paid for our trip. We just bought insurance so it has to be a condition that did not pre-exist. My primary care physican (Kaiser) doesn’t know I have it so I could have tests run that confirm it but my fear is what you suggested…that Western mecidine doesn’t recognize the severity of it. Ethopian food doesn’t do me much good as I’m not going there, although I appreciate your comments. I’ll be on safari and gorilla trekking and then out to Zanzibar. Who knows what kind of food will be served. As I said, my goal would be to cancel trip entirely as it just doesn’t fit in with taking care of myself and trying to rid my body of this fungus.