Travel Tuesday: How to Fly


Some of you may remember that I started having shoulder trouble over Christmas.  After appointments, pain and xrays, it was diagnosed as arthritis (at my age??) in my neck that is bothering a nerve which is then causing muscle spasms in my shoulder.  So…..

I received instructions like, don’t like down.  Elevate my computer.  Posture.  Meds.  Stretching.  Etc.  And I just got back from another plan trip and guess what?  Yup, bothering me again.

So the question is now how to ride on a plane for 4-5 hours, not go crazy, and NOT LOOK DOWN the entire time to read or watch a movie?  I really do think it is the angle of looking down at a book (I did try to hold it up more) or down at the computer to watch a movie.

So…..I can no longer fly except on planes that have the in-seat entertainment systems at eye level.  Especially those that have DirectTv so I can kill time watching HGTV and Bravo.  Hahaha.  I am so demanding. That boils down to I can’t go anywhere unless JetBlue flies there. Or I luck out on Delta with an old Song plane.


About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on February 28, 2012, in Travel, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. that sounds horrible.
    i’d invest in some good neck pillow for plane travel, if that could help.

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