I’m on my way to bend, oregon to speak @theworldmuse
conference! i’m stoked to share my story and honored to be in the presence of so many amazing humans (@taranajaneen
🙌🏽). as i pack, i thought it fitting to talk about flying as an amputee.
🌎global entry pass: it was always such a process getting through tsa. always taken aside and questioned. this pass definitely makes it more of a breeze.
🦵🏽do not take your leg off on the plane or you may not get it back on because of swelling. fortunately the @ottobockus_ca
x3 has a bit more knee flexion so i have more room. otherwise i take the knee off but leave the socket on. i also wear a compression sock on my sound side to reduce swelling.
🧳i try to never check my bag. if i have to, i always keep a bag of all my leg stuff on me. it’s one thing to not have a change of clothes, it’s a whole mess if you don’t have what you need to keep your prosthesis working. if anyone gives you issues, make sure you tell them you have medical equipment in that bag.
i could probably go on and on about this topic. what tips do you have about flying?