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Ah, the joys of traveling with a medical condition !
I had the fabulous opportunity to have a long weekend with my sister in New York recently. While this was not the first time I have traveled post surgery and DVT from 2017, it was the first time I was going somewhere for an extended period of time that I did not know well. Normally, I travel for work and I have lots of knowns: where I am staying, where pharmacies and doctors are if I have an issue, that sort of thing. It's easy to load up my prescriptions and my compression socks and head to the airport.
This time was different, I had only been to NY once before and that what was for a quick work trip. This would be four days (3 nights) of fun and I needed to make sure I was prepared. I skimmed heart.org and found this article to be super helpful- Travel and Heart Disease.
In addition to making sure I had the right prescriptions & enough for the time I would be gone, I drank extra water on the plane and throughout the weekend to make sure I was hydrated. And- because NY is so very walkable, we walked- A LOT :) And while the food was amazing, I tried to be cognizant of what I was eating and intersperse amazing dining experiences with sensible fresh fruit snacks and veggies when I could get them.
All in all, I did not find preparing for travel and having a wonderful few days with my sister on vacation to be too stressful at all. But, I am curious, how do you prepare for travel? Is it something you worry about and do you take any extra steps or precautions?