A few weeks ago, we got the opportunity to travel to New York City to attend a workshop for chronic migraines hosted by Lyfebulb. We are ambassadors for this wonderful company which aims to bring patient perspective into the every changing medical world. Although we were there less than a month ago, it feels much more distant as in the time since we’ve been back, the world has drastically changed. Covid-19 is spreading to an alarming extent and now New York is one of the worst places to be for the virus outbreak (along with Seattle – not having good luck with locations).
Now we’re pretty much locked down and not venturing out for a cup of coffee, let alone traveling across the country, but at the time of the visit, Covid-19 was not a real threat in the US (as far as we knew). We keep joking to each other that we want to be taken back to that week in New York, when our only concern was having enough energy to do do all we wanted to do.
The workshop was a full day but we extended the trip a couple extra nights to 1) give us some down time because traveling takes it out of us and 2) explore the city! Our dad is from New York and although we lived there for the first few years of our lives, we don’t really have too many memories of the city. We mapped out a couple of spots we wanted to hit (including our dads all time favorite restaurant) and an amazing, albeit extremely tiring, few days.
We recorded a lot of our trip (the good & the bad) to share on our YouTube channel and on here what our trip looked like and how we managed with multiple chronic conditions.