24 October 2011

A travel tip that will save your life...

I kid, but not about your life, my dear...

if you plan to travel great distances
(an what travel isn't great?)
you have to learn to be responsible for yourself.

One of the tidbits I learned 
"on the jumpseat"
in my previous life as a flight attendant,
was that you take care of your legs.

That meant wearing support hose for years before
I even hit the ol' 30 yr mark.

Please don't ask me to explain the 
scientific reasons, (remember, I have a degree in History)
I only know that if you don't take care of your legs,
you will at the very least end up with 
road maps for "gams".

Then if you are super stupid and ignore this advice for
TOO long, you will endanger your life....
because as we age (can you believe I said that?)
our circulatory system becomes....let's just say "tired"
and when you sit in one place for long periods of time
your feet and legs collect all the blood that should
be in your brain helping you to think.....

This brings me to today's tip...
Wear these

I know...
these are men's socks...
(my sweetie just came home from China, so they were handy)
most importantly, they are travel socks...
Compression socks to be 
more precise. 
They are like support hose, but are knee socks.
I don't know about you, but I haven't put on a pair of support hose
since I stopped flying for a living. 
But, I will wear travel socks to save my life.

Travel socks help in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT.
Blood clots that is.....painful, ugly, even death.
there you have it,
my travel tip of the day... 


  1. I'd never heard this tip before. Thanks for the information.

  2. It's a great idea. You only need to know one person with a blood clot in their leg to realize its preventable.


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