Due to my wanderlust, the editor at Lymeology asked me to write an article about traveling with chronic illness. Of course, I said yes.
One of my friends described traveling with Lyme like "traveling with a challenging passenger." An aggravating backseat driver, always interjecting at the wrong times, making everything a little more difficult.
I am so grateful I am still able to do most of the things I used to do before my diagnosis. I may not do everything as well as I did in the past, but I am not bedridden like so many other Lyme patients.
Traveling is one of those things I would be devastated if I had to give up. There are substitutions for certain foods and types of exercise, but there is no substitution for looking out over the Grand Canyon for the first time. Over my last few vacations I developed some strategies to make the most out of my experience. You can read the full post here:
12 Tips on Traveling with Chronic Illness
This is the pill organizer I use when I travel. It fits so many pills and supplements. Also, each day is separate, so you can carry it with you while sightseeing:
And these are the shoes I bought for our most recent travels. They go with any outfit and you can walk around in them for hours:
"Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road." - Walt Whitman
I'm Kerry and I am a licensed therapist, writer & speaker. This is a positive space focused on how to thrive in any situation and the transformative power of suffering.