Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In Motion

I have learned in my many years as Me that I am sensitive to movement. I get car sick, airsick, seasick . You know how when people get off a boat they sometimes have what is called 'sea legs'? When I came back from a trip to Las Vegas I would randomly get the sensation I was going up or down in an elevator. This is now rolling over into my job. I walk A LOT on a daily basis. So much so that I now get motion sickness when I stop moving and sit down. I literally still feel like I am walking even though I am stationary.

I would love to go on a cruise some day, especially since we live in a port town (I can go on a trip without having to purchase plane tickets to get to the boat). But I am terrified I will be seasick the entire time. I've heard if you start taking Dramamine before you step foot on the boat it works really well. That gives me hope, but there's still that inkling that I might spend the entire trip laid out, having wasted my money.

This is what Travis would call "White people problems". Poor me.


Sara's Satire said...

Haha...I am the same way, and it got worse after having kids. I think you saw on Facebook that I can't even chew gum anymore. Pregnancy has some strange effects on people that don't just last 9 months...apparently it can last forever! I really want to go on a cruise as well, but I am scared for the same reason you are, plus dramamine usually makes me sleepy. I am going on a cruise eventually...I have always wanted to do it, and I don't want to look back one day and regret never having done it just because I was scared to get sick...but I certainly don't want to waste money. My cousin got married on one of the cruise ships in Galveston, and the first 20 minutes I was a little unsettled, but after that, it wasn't so bad, I didn't even notice the rocking after a while. I know it's different since we weren't in open water, but I am holding on to that hope that since those ships are so large, it minimizes the rocking. HOPEFULLY!

Alexa said...

My mom gets super duper motion sick. They have done tons of bare boating and she ALWAYS does the scopolamine patch that you get from your doctor. She never has an issue.