My wife has MS, it is slowly but surely taking away her mobility. Her MS is primarly impacting her knees making it impossible to stand, or sit, for extended periods of time without swelling and increasing pain. The period of time is slowly but surely decreasing as we get older, but needless to say she has to put her legs up, and apply ice packs in order to counteract the inevitable swelling and pain. Now TSA no longer allows us to bring 'ice packs' on board and so we wet towles and freeze them in zip lock bags before boarding in order to allow her to fly. A lot of folks say pre-boards are taking advantage, but I will trade anyone who has such an opnion their life for a life living with MS anyday of any week just to gain a pre-board spot. We fly southwest BECAUSE of their pre-board policy, it is the only airline which my wife can tolorate.
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