Fear of Flying

Posted by – October 12, 2007

Okay, so those of you who know me know I hate flying, & haven’t flown in a couple of years. Interestingly, perhaps, the last time I flew was also to Denver Airport, for Betty’s family reunion, which was maybe summer 2005 (since the incident is in She’s Not the Man I Married, so I knew it was before I wrote the book in the first half of 2006).

& Really, I did incredibly well considering. I took some new anti-anxiety drugs my doctor prescribed, & they helped a ton; I nearly almost enjoyed the trip out there.

BUT, on the way back, there was a thunderstorm between us & Laguardia. & Getting through it wasn’t the bad part; the bad part is that they needed more time between landings when it’s raining so hard.

Do we had to go into a holding pattern above the airport, flew in circles, through turbulence, for an hour, pitching & tossing & UGH.

I vomited & vomited & vomited. & Sweated. & Shook.

I can’t even think about how it would have been without the anti-anxiety meds.

But otherwise it was a lovely trip, and we met some really great people, all of which I’ll blog about in the upcoming days: I have the lovely luxury of being home five full days before we leave for Fantasia Fair early Thursday morning.

4 Comments on Fear of Flying

  1. miss carolyn says:

    The cure to the fear of flying is simply not to fly. Amtrak Rules! ;)

  2. christinesus says:

    There’s nothing worse than stomach symptoms on an aircraft. My heart goes out to you. Hope you’re feeling better.

    Christine

  3. helenboyd says:

    yes, i am, christine. i came home & drank a bunch of ginger & chamomile tea to settle it down.

  4. joanne says:

    Yup, I would have been vomiting, too. Won’t try to imagine anxiety plus that. Glad you’re on solid ground. Welcome home.

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