Travelling abroad with a chronic illness is certainly no picnic. And, although you may be looking forward to your impending travels, it can also be tinged with anxiety and, for some, even a sense of dread, particularly when considering the packing, lugging suitcases, dealing with security and the chance of flight delays.
Add the daily reality of living with pain, inflammation and fatigue into the mix and it seems like the perfect storm. But it does not have to be miserable. In fact, we hope that our valuable tips will not only help your trip to go more smoothly on the day, but can also help you to feel more positive about it in the lead up to your departure date.
Every individual living with arthritis deserves to have the holiday they deserve and, with a little extra planning (and always extra snacks!), it’s entirely achievable for things to run smoothly.
Before you Go: Plan Ahead
*Research possible options for extra medications you may need due to cancellations or delays when abroad by contacting the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland: [email protected]
When you Arrive at the Airport/On the Plane
When you Get to your Destination
Have a wonderful holiday!