I have always traveled with Rheumatoid Arthritis in a remission state, sometimes better than others. In about a week I will be off to Indiana to watch my daughter graduate. My flight is booked and I have never been through the airport without carrying my own bags. This will be a first for me, so I called the airline to see what I needed to do to get my bags to the gate with me.
The customer service agent tells me to check one bag and I would not need to lift my laptop backpack, I could just slide it under the seat. I told her she did not understand, both bags are usually carry on and I could not lift either bag at all, not even to load into the plane. She asked if I needed a wheelchair, I told her know I can currently walk but I cannot lift the bags at all. She told me to just ask someone outside for help and they will put my bags on a cart and take them to the gate for me. I hope it is that easy.
Still wondering what are the odds of me ending up lifting one of the bags throughout my day of travel. I really cannot imagine making it through the entire travel day without lifting a bag. Maybe the new medication with start working as soon as I get the first shot of Cimzia? That would be nice. Well off to the doctors to get that new prescription and have a second Vectra DA blood test.