traveling with my arm in a sling
May 15, 2014 10:27 AM Subscribe
Flying and vacationing with my arm in a stabilizing brace - give me hints and tips and answers!
posted by Lucinda to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total)
I will be going to Las Vegas next week for five days. Unfortunately, my right arm (non-dominant arm, thank GOD) is in a Townsend Shoulder Sling
due to rotator cuff surgery I had about a month ago.
I'll take any advice y'all have, but specific questions I have:
1. My flight out is very convoluted (layover in Chicago and in Los Angeles) so losing my luggage somewhere along the way seems to be more of a possibility - but should I try schlepping around luggage when I don't have another arm that's free? (Plus I'd need to rely upon the kindness of strangers (which I hate doing) to put said bag in the overhead compartment.) (I do have a roller bag, which might help)
Related - I figure already that I'll get additional security checks - what will that involve?
2. Is there a sling that will put my arm in a similar position but not be as warm and black and heat-retaining? (I have a phone call in to my doctor but wouldn't mind advice)