Flying after surgery
Hello friends, I am flying to MD Anderson in Houston in a few days for a double mastectomy (without reconstruction) and I had a few questions about post operative recovery.
- How long do you think I will need before I am able to to handle a 3 hour flight? Our surgeon said the next day, but that seems way too soon for me. I will be traveling with my son who can help me with my luggage.
- How long were the drains in place? Would this be a complicated issue on the plane?
- Is there anything I should bring with me to help with post op recovery? I will have to sleep upright after the surgery, right? I'm assuming I should bring garments that zip up/button up instead of ones that I have to pull over my head, correct?
As far my medical background, I am 65 years old and have Parkinson's but am generally healthy otherwise.
Pretty nervous about the whole experience, any thoughts would be sincerely appreciated.