Re: Travel Overseas Post Hip Replacement
My reaction is that the longer you can delay your business trip to Japan, the better. 14 hours on an airplane, not being able to walk around much and even that just a trip down the airplane aisle, would be very hard on your standing up and walking after sitting for a while. It is hard enough just at home, for me, anyway!
As for walking and dressing aids, you would need them away from home just as much as when at home, in my opinion. (All my comments are merely my own personal opinion.) I think that TEDs of some length would be necessary because of hours of sitting on an airplane. Foolish to take a chance without them. Doctor's advice on which TED length.
There was a family funeral during my rehab period this year, and I had to decline going because I could not imagine handling the walking in the huge airports, plane aisles, needs to use the plane bathroom, etc. not to mention having to take along all my assistive equipment. Luckily the family member was familiar with hip replacement so there were no hard feelings. The plane trip would have been between MPLS and Houston.
Last edited by Silver Swan; 10-06-2008 at 06:06 AM.
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