Monday, April 20, 2015

Day 20 #HAWMC: Travel Time

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? We know traveling with a chronic illness can be challenging, so any tips for others that you can share would be great. 

I'll be honest. We don't really travel. In our almost 21 years of marriage and 10 years of chronic illness being in our lives we have traveled (long distance) four times; Disney in 2006, Chicago in 2011, Texas and Bonita Springs, Florida in 2013. We have traveled by plane and by car. The best tip I can share with you is to use a carry on piece of luggage to pack ALL your medical supplies and if you plan on being gone for a week, pack enough supplies for 2 weeks and a possible worst case scenario. Think about it...there would be nothing worse than trying to locate a pharmacy in a town you are vacationing in the middle of the night because you forgot to bring or ran out of XYZ. Even if you think you won't need it, bring it!! Doctors travel letter...go ahead and get that too. It takes but a minute to request it and can clear any problems that you may encounter at the airport should you have that letter in hand.  It takes some good organizational skills and some careful planning but you can do it! It is a little stressful to be sure but if I packed supplies for my hemophiliac son and two Type 1 diabetic daughters for a week long stay in Florida than you can too!
Traveling with hemophilia and diabetes. 

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