Barf Bag

I have taken every precaution to help with seasickness on my upcoming Antarctica cruise. A large ziplock bag contains all the items I need. Of course, this bag is nestled amongst all my clothing in my checked luggage.

I fly A LOT! I’m on a plane on average of once a month. I NEVER get motion sickness in the air. Not until today. My early morning flight out of Buenos Aires was extremely turbulent (there went my nap). I found myself praying and asking God to not let this be my time (seriously that bad). He listened. Thanks, God.

Not sure what the pilot was thinking. We had a full plane and everyone was loaded. It started to rain hard. With the rain came some serious lightening. I thought for sure we’d be delayed but nope, the pilot went ahead. As much as I hate delays, this was one time where I would rather watch the storm pass instead of experience what I did. Is this a prelude of what’s to come in the Drake Passage (I hate that my mind even goes there)? I certainly hope not.

It came to a point where the sweet Argentinian couple sitting next to me, who are about my parents age, ensured I had a barf bag in hand, turned on the air and fanned me with the emergency evacuation pamphlet to make certain I didn’t lose my shit (no one wants a vomiter next to them). She even offered me gum but I remembered I had mints. Popped two in my mouth, did some deep breathing in the bag and eventually I was back to normal. It also helped that the plane was much more stable.

Again, I don’t know if I get seasickness or motion sickness. If you recall in one of my earlier posts, the only time I was ever seasick was when I went deep sea fishing. I’m not sure if it was the boat, the water or the booze and street food I ate the night before. Yesterday I had wine (a few glasses) with my amazing meal that was extremely filling and only had three hours of sleep before making my way to the airport. I guess I’ll never know but I’m so thankful the nausea is gone, the plane is flying smoothly, and that I’m one step closer to my Antarctica cruise.

FYI:
The remainder of the flight was much better and the landing was smooth.
I took the unused barf bag with me…just in case.
The couple were still making sure I was okay. Very sweet of them.

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AR

4 comments

  1. tameramb · January 6, 2015

    Good luck on the next leg!

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  2. Dorothy Kline · January 6, 2015

    Ginger Ale usually helps for me. Good luck on the cruise! I used the patch on our Galapagos cruise and it was a lifesaver!

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    • Alaa Razoky · January 7, 2015

      I have ginger chews/lozenges/mints, dramamine, Chinese herbal pills, seabands and a barf bag. Lol. Im hoping the ship will have ginger ale. Too bad I didn’t grab the patch too. Thanks, Dorothy!

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