RE Flights home after surgery
Well I had a nice big 4cm removed surgically removed and some post op CSF leaks plus swellingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ 3 weeks later they druged me with Diamox and sent me on a plane home (Palto Alto CA to Portland OR) . SO yes - post treatment patients do
fly. I was fine on the flight- I only really felt it on the 'descent' (ie coming in for the landing landing) Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I was so loopy from the Diamox and percocet combined cocktail
they prescribed I think I was too drugged to notice.
We contacted the airline ahead of time and an attendant had a wheelchair there -waiting for us at both ends. They will even permit you to have a pick up car parked in the loading bayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ (Our family van was ready with blankets and pillow as I lay in the back seat)
Both surgeons and airlines seemed well set up to transport post-op surgery patients. I recommend flying first class on the way home- as those little perks just ease the trip. However sadly I had to decline the included chardonnay and other bevies.