We have been asked to go to Florida where my 2 sisters and their families are renting a villa. One of the families lives in Bermuda, and I've yet to meet the youngest; the others live about 600 miles away and I've not seen them in a year.
However, we're very concerned about the effects making this effort will have on me, I can't walk any distance without a lot of pain, all my joints are affected, and I have constant inflammation from top to toe. We're also concerned I'll put a dampener on their holiday - they'd never say so, but I don't expect to be able to do much with them outside the villa.
I want to go because I want to see my family, but it might be a bad idea.
Can you give me a good idea of what it's like to have a long haul flight which would include a change, probably at New York or London? And can you tell me what kind of toll a trip of this sort can take on an RA sufferer, and how long it takes to get over?
By the way, I'm between medications so am only on Celebrex having failed a couple of anti-TNFs and Rituximab.