Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Turns out I am not disintegrating as quickly as I thought I was while on vacation. It appears as though Greg and I had some sort of bug that affected our equilibrium.
Sunday night prior to our vacation we had dinner with really good friends. She made my favorite meal on the planet Coco's Pasta. It was soooooo yummy; I didn't eat anything all day long to heighten the anticipation of the meal. I really did eat more than I should have but didn't think anything else about it. That night I woke up at 1:00am and I was violently ill, I haven't been that sick since I was pregnant with Leslie. It was awful. I actually passed out while laying in bed. The room was spinning and I was cold and clammy; it was the weirdest feeling.
I was fine the next day but did feel a little sensitive to motion but not bad. We had a vacation to plan for and I didn't have time for illness so I passed it off as having bad eggs the morning prior.
I never once thought about my sickness contributing to my motion sickness while driving to Florida... it was long gone out of my mind. In fact, I didn't think of it again until Greg started describing his "motion sickness" after leaving Disney Quest. It really should have raised a red flag for me because Greg typically doesn't struggle with motion sickness, but we were in a virtual EVERYTHING park so I truly thought he had had enough. He described himself as feeling cold and clammy and on the verge of passing out. Greg has NEVER passed out, never even been close to passing out.
Well, after we arrived home from vacation I have since talked with several people who have had the same experience recently. Some have thrown up some haven't. I have no clue what it is but I have to say I am thrilled to know I can now take vacations without having to drug myself with Dramamine and sea bracelets. I didn't need either of the two on our ride home so it makes perfect sense.
Bring on the roller coaster and road trips.... I think I will still pass on elevator rides though. Why push it? Besides, I doubt panic attacks are in the list of symptoms from this illness. :)
Posted by Rachael