Brett’s Blog: A Peer’s Perspective on MS

Brett, husband, father, and professional golfer who has been living with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis since 1995.Meet Brett, husband, father, and PGA professional golfer living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) since 1995. Brett knows firsthand what it takes to live with a chronic illness.

When you sign up below, you’ll be notified by e-mail when Brett updates his blog with tips, advice, and his thoughts on living with MS. You’ll get to know Brett and how he takes control of living with MS to make MS a part of his life, rather than be his life.

Brett has walked in your shoes; his goal is to share what inspires him to get out of bed every day and do what he loves—spend time with his wife and son, work at and enjoy a rewarding, gratifying profession, and meeting and talking with people like you who are living with MS.

Describe a Recent Trip, and How You Managed Your MS

As you know by now, I travel quite often. Traveling has its ups and downs, even for those without MS...dealing with long lines, unexpected delays and endless flights are all part of the bargain. However, if you do a little extra work in advance, traveling with MS doesn't have to be a problem. I've found solutions to many of the issues that I have encountered when traveling, and I am happy to share them with you.

  • Contact your airline in advance: By knowing the rules and regulations of traveling with syringes, large medicine containers and other essentials, you'll save time at check in and security.
  • Have your documentation ready: It's far easier to endure the security hassles of traveling if you have a letter from your doctor stating that you have MS and must travel with an injectable treatment.
  • Make sure you are familiar with the storage requirements for your therapy: i.e. whether or not your medication needs to be refrigerated.
  • Pack smart, pack light: Travel with the least amount of baggage possible. Lighten your load by shipping any large or unwieldy items to your destination in advance.

The bottom line: Nowadays managing MS while traveling isn't any harder than managing it at home. The view may be different, but the treatment is the same wherever I go.

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Posted: December 2013


A Peer's Perspective

Brett, husband, father, and professional golfer who has been living with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis since 1995.

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