Rheumatoid Arthritis Travel Tips
Living with rheumatoid arthritis can make even the simplest daily takes suddenly a challenge. The pain and exhaustion that comes from flare ups and feeling sick can really keep anyone from being able to perform daily functions. Suddenly, something as simple as doing the dishes or cooking a meal can seem like a daunting task.
Now fast forward to any major holiday, or maybe the family wants to take a vacation. Suddenly there’s a whirlwind of travel planning and suitcase-packing. Even being at home is uncomfortable sometimes; how will traveling be possible?
On top of that, there are so many questions swimming in the back of your mind as you buy your plane tickets, or pack the trunk of your car. Do I have all my medications? What if I need more? What if something happens and I suddenly need to see a doctor?
The headache of preparing for a trip
There’s a lot to prepare before you can head out from home. You know that you will be far from your regular doctor or any health-care professional that you know and trust. Then there’s the added stress of packing enough medical supplies to last your entire trip, with some extra for some safety netting.
You might have to run to the store to get more, or you might have to give your pharmacy a call to forward a prescription. Something always seems to come up.
Then there’s the travel itself. No matter if it’s car, train, planes, or buses. Rheumatoid arthritis isn’t going to make it easy.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. But you aren’t alone. There are millions of other people just like you who are going through the same thing.
If you are looking to travel soon and are living with rheumatoid arthritis, there are some tips and tricks that can help make your life a little easier. The extra planning will pay off in the end when you’re feeling safe and comfortable on the way to your destination.