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Season 4 Episode 4 : Tips for the Road

Tips For the Road: Traveling While Chronically Ill

This week Alex and Mary discuss what it’s like to travel with a chronic illness. They share tips for their preparation and planning for their upcoming trip to Germany.



Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:24]

  • Chronic illness travel prep [4:50]

  • Checking in with the cardiologist [5:20]

  • Compression socks [6:05]

  • Lasix and frequent bathroom breaks [6:55]

  • Restroom accessibility in Europe [8:00]

  • Refrigerated medications [8:48]

  • Upgraded to lie-flat accommodations [10:30]

  • Mobility on airplane [11:45]

  • Snacks to control blood sugar [12:22]

  • Medications in carry-on luggage [12:55]

  • Organization [14:10]

  • Sadie Mae and Uncle Will [15:12]

  • In USA docs limited in out of state RXs [15:45]

  • Alex’s travel packets [16:55]

  • Shout out to Steve and Victoria [17:21]

  • Dress for destination weather [17:55]

  • Menstruating on a long trip [19:05]

  • Flight Attendant requests, if needed [19:55]

  • Atlanta airport [21:10]

  • Think ahead [22:28]

  • “Give yourself grace.” [22:42]

  • Pace out the itinerary [23:40]

  • 5-week series [23:54]

  • Sadie Mae joins us [25:03]

  • Thanks for listening! [25:39]


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