Going on a trip and I am Scared
(West Chester PA)
My grown children have set up a mini vacation for me with my grown son and his family.
My son lives 2 hours from me. Since their van will be filled to the max they have paid for and booked me round trip airplane flights.
We are staying in a lovely oceanside condo in Myrtle Beach SC. A daughter has booked and paid for a mobility scooter for me. The airline knows I need handicapped assistance.
We have researched from the airport to the condo as I will arrive approx 12 hours before those driving. A nice restaurant to have lunch and then check in at the condo. I think we have covered everything.
I appreciate this vacation yet I am filled with what if, what if this or that or whatever. My daughter is also driving me to and from the Phila airport and we hope to get an escort pass for her.
Have my 2 shots and plenty of masks. Arriving earlier than my son because the next day flights cost more and they are paying. Well, my d-i-l made the reservations. If there are no shuttle/taxis at the airport I am to call my daughter and she will have an uber pick me up.
My cell phone is an old flip phone. I have a dozen or so phone numbers to input into my old flip phone so I will have everything if needed. Plus we will print out my tickets and do the check in for flight the day before, etc.
So why am I scared? The last time I flew (to England) I was 30 years younger, able to walk, etc. And getting on a flight was simple. Now I feel???? I have always been in control and the person doing the planning.
Do other seniors feel insecure about trips as a handicapped person? I am so uptight about this wonderful upcoming vacation.
It will be over Thanksgiving. And I am concerned that my anxiety will mar my happiness of being with my son and his wife, my grandkids, aged 17 and 18. and an international student that is staying for one year with them.