When you have sustained some sort of injury that makes it difficult for you to get around, the only thing you want to do is stay at home and rest.
While this is the best way to recover quickly, it isn’t always possible to have that time to recuperate.
In fact, you might be in a situation where you actually have to travel to a completely different location with your injury.
Perhaps you received your injury while on vacation somewhere and need to get home, or maybe you have been planning a crucial trip for many months and have no way of getting out of it.
Whatever your reasons are for traveling with your injury, you want to do what you can to be as comfortable as possible when you are flying.
This can be a particularly tricky order to fill as airplanes aren’t the most comfortable form of travel at the best of times.
However, with a few simple tricks, you can end up arriving at your destination in a more comfortable fashion than you might have thought possible.
With that in mind, here are a few ways in which you can travel comfortably while traveling with an injury.
Enlist Some Help
The first thing that you will want to look into in preparation for your travels is the potential for enlisting some help in the form of a flying medical professional.
There are flight coordinator services out there that offer medical plane transport assistance for those flying with injuries or other medical conditions.
By opting to use such a service, you can end up with a qualified RN flying with you on your commercial flight to ensure that you are well looked after and that all of your medical needs are available during the flight.
This can take a great deal of stress out of the process of traveling, especially when your injury is of a painful or even debilitating nature.
If your injury is more cumbersome than debilitating, you might see if a close friend or family member would be willing to travel with you.
They will be able to help get you through the airport and assist you in-flight with anything that you need.
Talk to Your Doctor
Once you know that you will have the right degree of help on your flight based on the severity of your injury, it is important that you have a chat with your doctor to make sure that flying with the type of injury that you have sustained is even a good idea.
This can be a tricky chat to have if you were injured while away from home and are trying to get back safely.
Alert the Airline
After you have been given the “all clear” to fly from your doctor and you have enlisted the help you need for your travels, make sure to have a conversation with the airline you are flying with.
They might be able to offer services like priority boarding or a wheelchair if needed to make your travels more comfortable.
About The Author:
Maggie Hammond. Proud mama to two little people, and has one too many furry friends. Passionate about alternative medicine, education, the great outdoors, and animal welfare.