Summer is one of the most popular times for travel. With kids are out of school, weather is warm, and there are lots of fun activities happening all across the country, it’s no wonder summer travel is a great American tradition.
That being said, stepping outside of your normal routine and traveling with a chronic illness can present some challenges. Read on for some strategies to help you enjoy your summer vacation, no matter where you’re going.
#1: Keep Temperature Sensitivities in Mind
If you know you’re sensitive to either heat or cold, then take precautions to avoid temperature-related flare-ups. For beach trips, test sunscreens to make sure they won’t cause a rash, or take a fan to keep cool and dry. If you’re sensitive to cold air conditioning, take layers that you can easily add or remove. Plan activities with your sensitivities in mind.
#2: Plan Bathroom Stops for Summer Travel
If you have GI-related flare-ups, make sure you plan plenty of bathroom stops if you’re driving long distances. Plan your summer travel route ahead of time, and consider downloading an app to find clean bathrooms along the way.
#3: Don’t Neglect Your Health Needs During Summer Travel
If you take medications, make sure you have enough to last you through your summer travel. Even better, get copies of your prescriptions in case you need to have them filled while you’re away from home. If you need other treatments, like IV infusions, work with your healthcare provider to adjust your treatment schedule if necessary.
#4: Know Your Limits
You likely know what your body can handle and what it can’t. Don’t be afraid to sit out some activities or to suggest some other ones that work better for you. Schedule time in just for you to relax the way you need to.
IV Infusions at Infusion Express
If IV infusions are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at Infusion Express. Infusion Express makes it possible for you to get your treatment on your own schedule with the comforts of home at any of our offices. You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.