Traveling with a Disability, part two

Last week I left you with the thought,

I may prefer a rollaway bed instead of the cushiony hotel bed.

Now I will tell you why.

  1. The hotel’s accessible room has the one giant bed.
  2. I don’t have to sleep backwards. The hose on my Bipap breathing machine has room to hang in the air and not all over me or the bed. Otherwise, I’m fighting with the hose and NOT sleeping. (With the standard hotel bed, we remove the comforter and I sleep backwards. Then, the hose has space and I have sleep.)

Those are the two main reasons I might chose a rollaway while traveling.

I also have a couple of tricks for the road. Because the morning routine to get me up, showered, dressed, and fed can take a bit of time. On top of that, my parents (or the companion / caregiver) need time to get ready as well.

To speed along that morning routine, I’ve been known to:

  • Skip the shower.
  • Sleep in my clothes.

Both allow me to get ready faster. Less time in the hotel means more time exploring the new city.

Tell me you do these in everyday life on a rare occasion too? I’ll raise my hand, Yes, I sometimes do these at home.