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Oct 16, 2016 11:30 AM

So I've got the surgeon appointment next week . So lots of planning and what not to get rest. It's looking like just my me and mom going. My sister don't want to be bothered. So anyway..I'm considering and probably will drive the whole there and back. Mom can barely drive in town. What do you guys do that help you on long trips. This trip is about 3-4 hours one way. Plus time driving in the city once we arrive.
Anfy good tips to help me prepare a d to get through this trip alive.

Oct 16, 2016 11:50 AM

If I go on a long drive like that I always have at least 2 stops as I have to get out and walk about for a minute to wake myself up a bit and possibly have a coffee or something to eat and definitely use the loo. I try to have upbeat music to sing along too and also like to have someone to talk to as if I start to fell tired and I'm bored of singing, I need to talk to wake me up a bit.

I also try to plan my journey as best I can even tho I have my sat nav. I particularly plan the the more difficult parts of the journey like going thro towns and cities. I also look where I need to park and how much a car park costs for the length of time I'm there if there's no free car parks.

I hope this helps a little x

Oct 16, 2016 1:44 PM

Homedics has a heated massage cushion you can get for your car seat. I've used them before and they are very helpful. Sezzy's advise is excellent! Definitely make sure to stop and walk the kinks out. πŸ˜€. Good luck with your surgery. Be sure to let us know how you're doing.

Oct 16, 2016 4:48 PM

I'd be sleeping most of the way and making a stop every so often. But then over here we'll drive for 3hrs to see a friend stay the day and drive home again. That's when I could. So yes sleeping is good πŸŒΌπŸ’œ

Oct 16, 2016 5:35 PM

Hey New, when I have to drive that far I stop at least once an hour to work out the pain in my back and use the bathroom and get some caffeine to stay awake, then I hit the road again after walking around a bit. I pray that this appointment will open up your mom's eye's as to what's going on with your body. Your in my prayer's my friend! If you need to talk I'm here!πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

Oct 16, 2016 6:25 PM

When I do my yearly trip to Texas I stop every 90 minutes. Even if it's to just walk around the car a couple of times. I always have upbeat music with me as well. It not only helps to keep me awake but keeps my spirits up too.

Oct 16, 2016 9:36 PM

Well today mom and I were talking and we actually almost got in a fight over who is driving. I told her I was gonna drive and she says no I'm not. And I'm really not faund of the idea of her driving in a busy city. And to top it off she threatened me with nor going if she don't drive. As If that will stop me . I'm so done with her bad attitude and her rudeness. I'm still on the fence on if I'm gonna allow her to be in the room with me and dr. I feel she need to be just so I do t have to repeat myself. But as y'all know mom is very pushy and I do t want to have to shut her down in front of the dr. She has been know to try and take over my appointment.

Oct 16, 2016 11:31 PM

Sure wish you had someone else to go with you. :(

Oct 17, 2016 12:01 AM

New: if you don't mind me asking where are you from and where are you traveling to. I make a good side kick budy.

Oct 17, 2016 2:01 AM

You poor thing! You should only have to think about your appointment. I'd go by myself! Get a hotel room to think about the decisions you have to make then drive home fully rested!

Oct 17, 2016 9:17 AM

I've honestly thought about it. I've got several people in the city that would love to be with me. I'd just have to get there

But at the same time I try to give mom another chance to get this parenting thing done right. Tilda I'm in South Florida heading towards d Huntsville

Oct 17, 2016 11:57 AM

Newfibrogirl I would say that if you have to take a long drive like that and you're doing all the driving then bring some good music that you really love and also make sure you're dressed considerably. Try to have light conversation with your Mom. (After all, she's a captive audience at that point) and you may find you'll have a good chat. I've had some of my best conversations with my Mother when I've taken her somewhere and she has no choice but to listen to me... LOL!! It'll be ok no matter what happens. Just know that you've got this, you're strong and you've got folks who care about you standing behind you!! {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

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