Air Travel

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RE: Air Travel

by GBMhubby on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:53 PM

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On Jan 18, 2012 5:24 PM Lorre_G wrote:

Sarah is absolutely correct.  There is no medical reason that he can't fly with a GBM.

Lorre

The medical literature suggests otherwise, for example, see:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17044569

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1996829 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11956943 

RE: Air Travel

by passionfish on Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:05 AM

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My sister flew several times after her first and second surgeries. Her NO gave her his blessing  :)

Peace, Adonna ...sister of  Marilyn dx GBM 7/27/09 passed 12/21/09

RE: Air Travel

by mabroome on Thu Jan 19, 2012 03:31 AM

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 What is your specific concern? What advise has your doctor provided? I do not know your specific situation, but my wife and I have taken multiple flights. My wife has GBM (no cognizant impairments). One flight was a six hour flight.  Note: We were also concerned during second trip since my wife had surgery a month earlier and tumor reoccurrence was found three days before trip. During the three day period before trip she was put on her first Avastin and BCNU IV treatment. She completed second IV on Friday and we were on a plane 6AM the following morning and then on a ship for a week with our children. My one suggestion is live life to the fullest, time is so precious. Hope this helps.

RE: Air Travel

by shirlrae on Thu Jan 19, 2012 04:26 PM

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I was a flight attendant for 47 years and I agree with GBhubby. If you decide to fly PLEASE have a print out from the Doctor that it OK. Give a copy to the customer service agent and a copy to the Lead Flight attendant when you board so they are aware if you should need help.

RE: Air Travel

by I-am-hurting on Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:04 PM

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Thanks to all for the information and good advice. :) I appreciate it.

RE: Air Travel

by shirlrae on Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:18 PM

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Your welcome, have a good trip.

RE: Air Travel

by Maryse on Sun Jan 22, 2012 01:32 AM

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Hello I-am-hurting,

The first trip I took my mother when she had GBM was in a car.  It was a 4 hour drive and the next day she had her first seizure.  I had asked the doctors if it had something to do with the high elevations because we drove down from Canada to Mass. and drove through the mountains. They didnèt know if that might of triggered it.  My prayers are with you and your father!

RE: Air Travel

by alyuva on Sun Jan 22, 2012 04:27 PM

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I think it's stress that triggers seizures. Just the excitement adrenaline, the  long hours, uncomfortable seats and sometimes the noise really creates a lot of stress. Always have meds on you. 

I also think you only need to alert the crew if you have the serious grand mal flailing seizures. I only get a numbness in right arm and inability to speak properly so i travel with family or friends.

RE: Air Travel

by jakarta on Wed Sep 11, 2019 06:27 PM

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My dear friend, I sympathize with you and advise you not to allow this flight because it is a very risky step. A long flight with this diagnosis is the most dangerous thing that can be. But I think there’s a way out of this situation. If your father wants to before passing away to visit a country where you haven’t been yet, you can search on thistravel bloghttps://travelazzi.com/

for a country that can be reached by car or some special flight. In extreme cases, you can read reviews about different tourist destinations directions and try to find other cases and their solutions. Good luck, buddy, be strong!

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