BJHS (Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome) is a pain in the everything to fly with.
I woke up at 3am for the flight and everything was okay, no joint pain. And then came the sitting in the taxi, and in the airport, and in the plane, and on the bus. Sitting down hurts because of the pressure on my back, cushions help but there weren’t any to use at the time so that would hurt by itself, add in that I hadn’t had my anti-inflamatory medication for a week and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
Once off the bus breakfast and anti-inflamatories were my top priority, however medication can only do so much. So my next step was buying heatpacks, this took longer than expected (3 frickin hours) and the pain was making it hard to walk.
^ My nutritious breakfast ^
Once we got home I spent about two hours lying like this:
(Those things on my back are heatpacks. Aka: Life Saving Magic Bags)
^ The heatpacks are only $9 each! ^
Heat packs = Yes
Hard chairs = No