Making a medical trip to a big city

29/01/2013 15:18

Big cities can be overwhelming, especially for visitors who are there on a medical trip. What can you do to lighten the load of a surgery on your trip? You don't want to have to deal with stresses of travel on top of everything else. Here are some tips for taking the trip that will finally change your life and rid you of your back pain forever.


  • Pack lightly: You don't want to have to deal with all kinds of luggage while you are trying to juggle all kinds of appointments and priorities on your trip. Pack only a carry-on so that you don't have to worry about your bag getting stuck in the wrong city if you check it. No need to bring all of your cosmetics or accessories along: all of the pampering you'll get from the hospital or outpatient center will be plenty enough to keep you feeling satisfied.
  • Schedule a non-stop flight: There is nothing worse than having to prolong your travel experience with a layover flight. If you must fly, at least treat yourself to a non-stop flight. It will get you there more quickly and put your mind at ease so you don't have to worry about missing your connection. If there's a non-stop flight scheduled on the days you are traveling, it's definitely recommended that you book it.
  • Don't make too many plans: Sure, it's fine to visit an old friend. But we don't suggest you do it the day after your surgery. Give yourself time to heal without trying to think about commitments you've made. If people want to visit you in your hotel or an outpatient center, that can be an excellent way to catch up without putting too much pressure on yourself.
  • Enjoy the vacation: It may not seem like much of a vacation, but traveling for a medicine procedure is better than not traveling at all (right?). Try to enjoy it as much as you can and take it all in. Different cities offer a great opportunity to explore and enjoy a culture different than what you are used to. 

If you follow these tips, your medical trip won't be so bad after all! You may even look forward to it.