A night away from home with CF || So since I'm sick with a cold this weekend, probably from doing way too much the past few weeks, I figured I take this not so exciting time in my life to talk about something that got me thinking last weekend, a night away from home with CF.
So last weekend on top of Tiff visiting, my boyfriend & I had a wedding to go to which meant spending a night away from home. For all of you that have been around here for awhile, I think you've picked up by now either from our posts or from our podcast ( @breathe_in_pod ) that a single night away from home is not always the easiest & honestly feels like more of a hassle than anything else for the amount of things you have to pack.
So here are a few of my tricks I've learned over the years that make an overnight stay or packing for a trip a lot easier:
1. Having a portable vest like the (afflovest or Monarch vest is a game changer ) I personally have an afflovest & I'm able to pack my vest, nebulizer, nebulizer cups, meds, toiletries, makeup, & clothes all in a classic roller carry on style bag like the one seen above It makes traveling so much more light & has made packing go from two to three huge bags down to one for me!
2. Portable nebulizer So for those of you who can't use an eflow for all your nebs, I use the Pari TrekS nebulizer when I travel. It's so tiny & compact & saves you so much space
3. 2 nebulizer cups & portable tea kettle|| Depending on how many nights I'm going somewhere I normally bring only 2-4 nebulizer cups & then I bring a portable tea kettle that plugs into the wall & boils my neb cups. The one I have actually folds down & takes up very minimal space in your bag.
4. Finally rather than bringing all my pill bottles or pill organizer, I lay out all my pills for the morning, middle of the day, & evening & put each in its own labeled plastic ziplock sandwich bag. This method takes up no space & is perfect when you are on the go bc you can simply grab your bag for that day & head out the door.
I hope some of these tricks helped! If you have any CF traveling hacks leave them below!! I love to learn new tricks from you guys