Going On A Trip

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Well, just for the weekend though.  As I write this, it’s yesterday, and I didn’t sleep too well.  But, thanks to the magic of the Internet, no one cares because I have included a dark picture with tits in it. Tomorrow (today) we’re leaving the house at 5AM to get on a super early morning flight back home.  It’s true, we both resent having to go to this wedding, and that hasn’t changed at all since I first whined about having to go, almost a year ago. 

One thing that makes me a little sad, is that people seem to think we don’t like to attend weddings.  THAT is not the issue.  We love going to weddings.  Who doesn’t like a chance to dress up, and eat fancy food, and mingle with friends?  That’s the kicker though; the wedding we’re attending is not for a friend.  It’s for my brother.  Not only that, but our families are taking serious offense to the fact that we might want to do anything else while we’re there (like meet up with friends).  “You’re here for the wedding!”  Right, but we don’t need to do anything wedding related Thursday, and Friday and Saturday we don’t need to be anywhere until 5PM.  And, we’re the ones paying to fly, but it’s incredibly selfish of us to want to meet a friend for lunch even if we’re back in plenty of time for the wedding itself.

I’m also really worried about the flight itself.  A lot of people with POTS have a hard time flying.  I have never gotten sick on a flight, but I have also never had my POTS act up this badly before.  Master has done everything possible to make sure that I will be OK.  He has booked a wheelchair for both airports, he has made sure I have a salty snack to bring onto the plane, he is going to buy me Gatorade if he can find some once we get into the airport, we have compression garments set aside and ready to go.  I should be fine, but there is always that little worry.  I mean, if anything does go wrong, I will be stuck on a plane for four hours.  So, fingers crossed everything goes OK.  Though, living at altitude, I will be much better off than a person with POTS living at sea level.

Am I bitter?  I guess.  My brother and me do not even remotely get along.  I know he’s not the devil, but I hate having to fly out (when I feel like crap) and go to his wedding, and be unable to see any friends while we’re there.  Yes, we’re adults, but we’re already on a slippery slope with my family, if only because they are all (still) angry we moved here.  I won’t apologize for making a change for our family that was the best plan.  If Master did not want to move here when he got that job offer, we would not have, but we would have been a lot less happy.

But still.  We are going home, so I’m trying to make the best of it.  It will be nice to see family.  Since we’re not planning on being too busy when we go back home, I will probably update this blog here and there, though probably things won’t post up immediately at midnight.

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p>The point of this post?  Yeah.  Weddings aren’t the issue.  I wish people would stop thinking Master are opposed to weddings.  We like weddings.  We just don’t want to go to this one.

6 thoughts on “Going On A Trip

  1. I hope all goes well with you’re trip home! I get air sick on planes all the time (coming back from Italy last year was probably the worst because I had a sinus infection). I usually find taking something like ibuprofen before a flight helps with air sickness/motion sickness. I have been on many flights and find that is the best method. Maybe taking something like ibuprofen or some sort of pain killer would help you to, or as a back up? Good luck and safe travels!

    • Thanks @MomoNoHanna =^^= Not a bad idea, but I have problems with fainting, not usually pain. That’s a great idea I’ll keep in mind for the future though. :)

  2. i’ll be thinking of you! Hope you are able to enjoy your time while you’re there and able to steal away some time to see some friends. You are totally right though, you are paying for the tickets and there’s no reason you can’t spend your free time doing exactly as you please! Sometimes i think they just try to manipulate and guilt trip the crap out of the ones who have moved away. Standing your ground is the only way to earn respect and it’s way easier for me to say it from 1200 miles away! Hopefully everyone will just be way too happy when they see you, to even be remotely crabby or demanding of your time!!
    Have a super wonderful time! xoxox!

    • @treasure I just saw this now, because I just got to the computer for the first time today. It’s funny that you mentioned that people might be less demanding of our time once they see us in person because that is exactly how it has turned out for us so far! Here is hoping the rest of the weekend keeps up like this. :) Thinking of you! I hope you and your Master are having a lovely weekend! ::Hugs::

  3. I hope the trip there is safe and POTS free! I’m sorry you have to have such a difficult time with your family. Have a safe trip.

    Our oldest dd moved very near you not long ago. Of course, we didn’t want her to go… but it wasn’t about US. It was about what the young woman wanted with HER life. MM and I are not ones to expect our kids to “complete” us. Our kids have their own lives and we want them to do what they want with their lives and enjoy their lives. We feel we gave birth to independent people, not extensions of ourselves. Whatever they want for their lives is their choice, not ours. We have our own life (which is quite fulfilling) to live and make choices for.

    I feel bad that anyone is trying to make you feel bad, and selfishly getting mad about you and M living your lives the way you chose and living in a place that helps you achieve that goal.

    Hugs.

    • @P’Gell You sound like an amazing Mom. I’m not saying mine isn’t in her own way too, but I do wish she agreed with you on this very topic. It’s frustrating because I think she somehow thinks we moved away to spite her or something, instead of the real reason why we moved, which is because Master got an amazing job offer. Still, in time it’s only going to get better or worse. I am hoping for the former though.