Heck, my hands always seem to hurt and swell and I get the same thing, only in my ankles and feet, after sitting down for more than 20 minutes...LOL. Did you both take pain meds. before the flight and it still happened?
This is not good news..I am going back to Michigan this July and we are taking 2 lay overs, one to Michigan and one coming back from Michigan, so we can meet with family (in other states) and have a long lunch with them. I am now wondering if that is a good idea. Ever since my diagnose with this darn pest, I have been traveling by driving where ever I wanted to go and that is a job-in it's self.. This time I thought I would give in and fly, with the hopes of not having all the problems I face by driving....Oh Boy...I guess no mater what we decide, it may not be in our favor.
Any one have any ideas about how we can travel with out all this stiffness and swelling than occurs while traveling?