What to Pack in Your Carry-on Bag

Here is a list of what to pack in your carry-on bag. My top five must-haves in my carryon luggage when I’m flying anywhere.  Some of the things are specific to breast cancer survivors. On my flight back from Iceland I forgot to put on my socks and my sleeve.

What to Pack in Your Carry-on Bag

Compression Socks are a must for me when I travel. I 2016 I suffered a pulmonary embolism after I cam back from Australia. Although the doctors were not sure if I received the blood clots were caused by flying or the fractured ankle that I suffered from after about weeks of returning home. Some breast cancer treatments could also be the cause. I’ve traveled wearing a couple of different brands, and these by Conrads are my favorite. They are very comfortable and easy to pull over my calves.

Compression sleeves are another must for me when I am flying. One of the side effects of surgery and radiation is lymphedema. Lymphedema can cause swelling in your arms. Wearing a  compression sleeve can help prevent or reduce the swelling. I also have to wear the sleeve when I am exercising or outside in extreme heat.

I resisted buying wireless earbuds for a long time. It’s mostly because I’m afraid of losing them. I’m working up to getting the completely wireless earphones. It looks creepy to me. I do love Sony’s wireless headset. The great thing about these headsets is they work as earplugs. I’ve used them to block the noises of passengers without playing in music or movies.

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The last thing on my list is my Anker Power bank. Although most airlines have USB plugs on the airline seats, I keep this nearby when I’m at the airport. There is always I fight to the outlet and I can sit anywhere and charge my phone and iPod battery. Someone suggested the Anker Power bank used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and I was able to charge my cellphone and camera for six days while I was hiking.

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