Broken your leg just before your vacation? Yeah it’s going to be awkward, but why should a cast get in the way of a good time?
Here’s a few tips from making sure the good times still roll on vacay with a cast!
- Get in touch with your airline before you get too excited. Most airlines let you fly 24 hours after you have a cast on a short flight. If your flight is longer than 2 hours you will have to wait 48 hours before you fly. This is because of the potential complications caused by your injury swelling.
- Ask at the airport check in desk for a seat with extra leg room… or at least an aisle seat so you can stretch out a little.
- Are you travelling with a partner who can drive? If so, can you get a parking permit? Some states will issue them for temporary injuries so it’s worth calling ahead to find out.
- Get a list of public transport timetables as well as the details of a reliable local taxi firm as long walks are not going to be that appealing.
- Plan days out in advance and opt for restaurants with an outside area where you can usually enjoy more leg room!
- Ask your tour operator about wheelchair or scooter rental at your destination. It may come in handy after a long day hobbling in the sun.
- Take extra care on sidewalks. Uneven cobbles may seem quaint until you try and walk across them on crutches.
- Pack a limbO for showering (obviously!) but remember it will also come in handy when you need to protect your cast from sand or if you are anywhere you might get splashed.
- Speak with your hotel before you arrive. Are there elevators? If not can you request a ground floor room?
- Excursions are great but make sure you check in advance they are accessible for you in your cast – you don’t want to book a trip only to turn up and find it involves 10 flights of stairs, a zip wire and a donkey ride.
So there you have it!
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