Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sign Me Up

I've always wanted to get a boob job. A reduction, not an enhancement.

I've always wished my feet weren't a size 10.

I wouldn't mind laser hair removal so I'd never have to shave again.

But the thing I want the most?


If there were a procedure to cure it, I'd sign up today.

I have been carrying around barf bags since I could walk and Dramamine is my dear friend.  I can't enjoy boat rides (I missed a freakin' whale in Hawaii because I was too busy hurling over the side), sunset or booze cruises, the backseat of a car on a road trip, and the descent on a plane ride makes me turn a lovely shade of green. 

I bring this up, because tonight we went to a fantastic holiday light show display near us that is set up in a park, so you drive around and stay nice and warm in your car. We had a friend in town for Thanksgiving, so I gladly sat in the back seat so I could watch Oman go nuts over the sparkly lights. Well---all the stop and go, the smell of exhaust and the fact I was in the backseat made me feel incredibly bah hum bug. I held in my leftovers, but I had to get out of the car half way through and breathe in a lot of fresh air.

It's so inconvenient. Why can I not enjoy a simple ride through a park in the backseat, going less than 2 miles an hour?

Is anyone else plagued by severe motion sickness? What are your tips and tricks? I've tried the bracelets, the patch behind the ear, etc. The only thing that really works for me? Is not doing any of the above. It stinks. 

I didn't enjoy any wine tonight because my stomach was still upset when we got home, but I am more than willing to enjoy a virtual glass for our Wine Club. Enjoy some Harvest Mango Wine (mango helps settle my tummy). 



  1. I don't have it as severe as you, but yeah...can't sit in the backseat of a car for long...its gotten so that sometimes I hesitate on going on carousels because they might make me hurl!

    Thing is, I used to be better, but since I have gotten older--motion sickness has gotten worse!

    And unfortunately, my son inherited that motion sickness gene (more so when he was younger).

    It sucks--but at least we have drugs to help, eh?!

    Sounds like O-man had a good time, tho! I want to go look at a light display soon too! :-)

  2. Wow, that sounds awful. I'm sorry you have to deal with that constantly. That really does sound like the pits. I hope you can find something to make it better!

    PS I would also get laser hair removal in a heart beat if I could afford it!

  3. I know that picture. :) And yes, I am a fellow motion sickness sufferer. My sister (a physiotherapist) says that there is some acupressure that can help. :) I think we both need to check up on that because I am so with you on the getting rid of it... ASAP!

  4. Oh totally. I can't ride in the back seat of a car, ride a boat, ride in a reallllly high open elevator. Nope, vomit comets, all of them.

  5. I don't have motion sickness personally, but I did watch the Mythbusters episode where they tested all the remedies. The only two that worked were the motion sickness drugs and ginger pills. So maybe the ginger would help?

  6. That sucks. I used to get really car sick as a kid but don't really anymore. Have you tried the ginger or peppermint candies? I've also heard that sucking on any type of candy can help

  7. Hi blog friend! Thanks for your comment the other day on my post. It was so good to hear from you! I've enjoyed reading your frequent posts lately! I'm a very bad commenter, thanks to the convenience of Google Reader! I can't believe your little one is getting so big! Seems like just yesterday, doesn't it? Good luck with the job search!

  8. A flight nurse I know recommends holding ice cubes in your hands...

  9. i can't sit in the backseat without feeling like i am going to hurl.

  10. I'm with you. I've had motion sickness and migraine headaches my entire life. I can't sit on an airplane without being miserable, the sensation of flying is UTTERLY awful for me. I actually avoid it at all costs anymore, especially flights longer than a few hours. I just can't deal. I have never found anything that improves this issue, ever. Dramamine makes me feel even worse for some reason. Poor US!

  11. That sounds really awful. I'm sorry. I don't have any advice. I can get car sick on twisty roads, but strangely have no problem on boats.


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