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Old 05-30-2016, 01:24 PM #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I take a trip

Every year I have traveled from Reno, NV to Grand Rapids, MI. One of my best friends picks me up from the airport and we go to Ludington, MI where my other best friend has a condo right on Lake Michigan. It was difficult last year, but I used a cane and got lots of help from my friends. We then have friends from high school come and visit and have such a wonderful time.

This year I got diagnosed one month ago with ALS and I desperately want to go on this trip one last time. My adult daughter has agreed to go with me.

These are my questions:
I cannot walk on my own and use a walker and for longer walks, a manual wheelchair. I will bring these with me. Last year I was in a airport wheelchair and I was able to walk to my seat and to the bathroom in the plane. It was difficult, but I did it.

If I go this year, I cannot walk. Can my daughter and the Southwest Airlines staff get me to my seat? Also, what if I have to go the bathroom? I cannot lift myself off the toilet seat either and need help. If there are bars on both sides of the toilet, I can still lift myself. Is there room for my daughter to come into the bathroom with me to help?

These are my only concerns. Once I get off the plane, I will have lots of help.
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