Flying Home After DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Flying Home After DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery Flying home after DIEP flap  breast reconstruction surgery has the potential of both an emotional and physical impact on the patient. It was both for me and I’d like to share my experience with you. It goes without saying, and as I explained in another travel post, be sure to plan on securing a wheelchair to get you to the gate. It was invaluable for me for two reasons. I didn’t have to worry about walking fast to my next connection and it eliminated excess swelling and pain from walking long distances at the airport. It gets you through TSA much faster, too! Physical Impact Weight Restrictions I highly recommend that you have a travel partner for phase one of DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery. I did and they can do the heavier lifting for you. You will be instructed not to Continue Reading →