Guest Post by Goodbye Crutches
When you are packing for your family vacation, you have a lot on your mind. You have to think of anything and everything you and everyone else going will need for your time away. Add to that your current non-weight bearing state and you have even more to think about. This list will help you think of the additional items you need to pack to keep your recovery on track.
1. Mobility Device
It seems silly to remind you to pack your crutches or the mobility device you have chosen from Goodbye Crutches, but you have to make sure you have room for this important item. The Knee Scooter and the Seated Scooter fold up to fit in your car nicely, and the Hands Free Crutch doesn’t take up much space. But, if you’re still on crutches, you definitely need to plan ahead to make sure you have space.
When you are recovering from an injury or recent surgery, you are probably on anti-inflammatory, pain medication, or any number of other prescriptions. Not only will you want to pack these medications, but also make sure you have enough to last for the duration of your trip. Do a little counting in advance and if you need to get a refill, allow yourself enough time to pick it up and prepare it before you go.
3. Recovery Aids
If you shower using a Shower Bench, or cannot bear the heat without the regular use of the CastCooler, be sure to bring these items with you. The point of a vacation is to relax and get away from it all, and you will want to be as comfortable as possible during your time away. Whatever items make your life easier, and your recovery possible, should go along with you.
You pack your clothes without a second thought, but this year you also need to think about throwing your CastCoverz! cast, walking boot, or crutch covers into the suitcase. Think about which covers will go with the outfits you are taking and pack them along with the rest of your clothes. They will help your cast blend in or stand out, whichever you prefer, along with keeping it clean and snag-free.
No matter what type of vacation you are taking, there is bound to be a time when your family wants to do something you either can’t do or don’t have the energy for. When you are stuck on the beach while everyone is playing in the ocean or sitting on the bench while the others ride roller coasters, have a few entertainment items ready to go. Grab an extra paperback or two or start cutting down on your magazine pile. You can rest, relax, enjoy your vacation, and wait for your family all at the same time.
Preparing for a vacation when you are in a non-weight bearing state can be difficult, but if you use the Knee Scooter or another mobility device from Goodbye Crutches and think ahead, your vacation will be fun and enjoyable, just as it should be.