07-01-2008, 06:06 PM #1
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Help! Travel Tips? I leave next week for HI
I know this is rather late as I am leaving next week for Hawaii. However, I just realized that I don't have any travel tips for being in the airplane for 5 hours straight, going through the airport with all my medical "stuff" and coming back.
I sure would appreciate any advice...
I will be bringing my TENS unit, my meds, and my cpap machine, and all my doctors' notes so that I can have access to the nearest bathroom (even if it is in First Class), accessible seating for my injured leg, and so forth.
I've already bought gifts for the airline attendants (proves to be more helpful and beneficial).
07-02-2008, 01:53 AM #2
It sounds like you are well prepared. You might talk with the airline ahead of time about your needs. Have a wonderful vacation!
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07-02-2008, 03:50 AM #3
Remember to take your meds in your carry on. If you use one of those pill boxes that separate meds into days...Make sure you bring the medication papers from your Pharmacy that come with the meds. That way, you have proof that they are prescribed for you and not someone else. Personally, I would rather bring the empty box and the meds in their original containers so there is no confusion. Oh...And a change of clothes just in case your checked baggage gets misplaced.
Have a great time.Sharon
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07-02-2008, 04:05 AM #4
Choose comfortable clothing for the trip.
Drink enough water on the flight to keep your urine diluted. After you get through security at the airport, find a shop that sells bottled spring water. Buy enough to last the duration of your flight.
I also carry IC friendly snacks in my carry-on.
I've never heard of gifts for the flight attendants. -That could have it's advantages!
And most of all, have a really great time in Hawaii!!
07-02-2008, 06:28 AM #5
you forgot 1 important tip!!!! ME!!!! have fun!mom to 3 wonderful kids
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prolapse cervix 7/07
diagnosed: IC 2007
07-02-2008, 06:43 AM #6
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Which island are you going to? I lived/live on the Hilo side of the big island, Hawaii. It is a beautiful place. You will be there right in the middle of the Lychee season! Oh yummy. They are a wonderful fruit that I have only ever seen in Hawaii. Plus they shouldnt bother your IC.
Okay I have made the flight from the West Coast to Hawaii at least 20 times. Are you flying with Hawaiian air? They are VERY understanding about my situation and have even moved me to the back of the plane to a row of seats that had 3 open seats and was next to the bathroom. I always speak to them right away about my bathroom issues b/c I had a VERY bad situation one time on the way to Europe.
I always bring my meds in their original bottles IN MY CARRY ON and I always bring extra meds, just in case. Doctors are a rare commodity in Hawaii! LOL. Seriously though, it is a VERY bad situation in Hawaii with medical care. I had to fly to Oahu, another island, just to see a urologist! Not fun. The first few months I moved there I was flaring a lot and my doctors thought it could be from swimming in the salt water all the time. Some of it could be irritating me "down there".
A flight attendant on Hawaiian told me to drink a cup of water every half hour while flying because it is so dehydrating. That was a long time ago and I still do it. I find it helps quite a bit. They come around handing out water a lot.
I would bring your own snacks too. I am sure you know that!
SarahCurrent meds; , effexor 37.5 mg 2 times a day, and lyrica 100 mg 3 times a day, lots of reading and snuggling with the pets!
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