When living with a disease that is unpredictable and so variable, planning in general can be very difficult. Some of us who are living with MS experience a consistency and predictability that allows them to feel comfortable with decision make-ing, ticket buy-ing, non-refundable deposit-ing, and all the other commitments that come with planning a vacation. Others, not so much.
For many of us, the mere act of planning in advance is frightening and full of high expectations that can lead to serious disappointment. For most, repeated disappointment does not a seasoned traveler make, especially when the context is that of increasing limitations, constant re-thinking and advanced levels of doubt. For me, just leaving the house can be a dramatic cautionary tale.
All of these elements were sitting on my front porch when I was given an offer I couldn’t refuse: a place to stay in London, Paris and Berlin. With caution thrown to the wind, I knew what I needed to do. Hello, Google!
Traversing the Atlantic (and the unknown)
The first stop on my “better-safe-than-sorry-palooza” was booking the flight. A level of forethought can make the airport experience less terminal. First step is all about the seat assignment. When booking the flight tell them that you are a person with “above average challenges.” (Nice spin, right?!) It&rs