I will be having VSG surgery with Dr. Guillermo Alvarez next month. As the date gets closer I find myself really concernedabout the flight home (traveling alone). Does anyone have some advice . Thanks!
Having had a blood clot in my lung in the past, I speak to the gate agent and explain to them the situation. They will make adjustments (if possible) to place you in an aisle seat. Therefore you will be able to get up and walk around a little easier. I would also mention to the flight attendants before you take your seat. I always ask if I can stand in the back and do squats during the flight. I usually stay seated 1.5 hours then do squats for about 2-3 minutes. Then I stand on my tip toes, then back down to the balls of my feet, then repeat. I have been doing this for the last 3 years, and I fly every 3-4 months. I also do the same during road trips. I never pass the 2 hour mark. I pull over go into the truck stops and walk. Or get out on the side of the road and do relay races with my kids. Hope this helps.
I travelled alone for my surgery and get to go home tomorrow. I had my surgery just 4 days ago in Mexicali with Dr. Aceves, and i have requested an aisle seat with the airline. Make sure you get to the airport early so you are not rushing, and just walk up and down the aisle. You will do great!
Ask for wheelchair assistance. They'll transport you between gates and carry your luggage for you. Also, Dr. Alvarez gives you a pillow for your tummy. Use it. The other guy who had surgery the same day I did left it at the hospital because it didn't fit in his luggage, then spent the whole drive back to San Antonio complaining about the bumpy road. We even had to pull over at one point so he could take a break. Meanwhile, I had my tummy pillow in place and was fine.
I have nothing to add about travel.. but love the picture of your Chi