You will not be the same person you were when you let, but you will know more. You will learn from this experience and maybe you will be able to help others that have to make this trip. If you can help just one person havae an easier trip it will make you feel better.
Let me tell you about my trip.When told I would take this trip I planned what I had to do. I thought I could handle the unexpected. This was my first trip to Gravesville. To tell the truth I really had no idea what to expect out of this trip.
I sure did not anticipate any delays. Well, I was delayed right off the bat. I hadn't even got on the darn plane yet. I was trembling and my anxiety was just horrible. Than to top it all I needed frequent trips to the bathroom. It was so hot at the airport I could hardly breath. Then an announcement that I had to board my plane at a different gate. By the time I got to the gate to board my plane my legs were hurting so bad and I was so tired. My heart was racing and I thought I would have a heart attack.
The jet I boarded was so uncomfortable that I could not rest properly. That was how the whole trip was going to be. I did not think I would ever be comfortable again. As it turned out I was detoured to a completely different airport than I had planned on being sent to. I arrived at an airport in a very strange city. I had to stay hours at this airport because of delays. I was hurting ll over by this time. I could not rest or sleep. I was too hot or too cold. To top it all off depression set in. I thought this nightmare would never end. The stress of it all was unbearable.
Bad weather was causing all the delays and until the weather was just right I would have delays and changes in my destination. They called my flight again and that was delayed. I was told to run to another gate. Would I ever get the right gate ??? I was so confused by now. I could not concentrate and I could not remember where I was suppose to be. I am told this is Brain fog.
Now people were starting to stare at me. Or maybe I just thought they were. My eyes were watering and bulging. They were also very itchy. I was a mess to say the least. I really did think I was going crazy. What was happening to me ???? Would I never get out of this ???
I called a fiend to let them know what was happening to me. I needed some support and a shoulder to cry on. They did not understand. They thought I was making something out of nothing. I was told to stop crying and feeling sorry for myself. I called family and they told me to hang in there that I would be just fine. Some went so far as to ask if I was maybe drinking a bit too much on my flight. Drinking...???? I was barely eating. They told me to stop the worry I would be just fine. I was lucky to have my husband with me. He understood my frustration and what I was going through. He put up with my panic attacks all my crying and fits. I know I took it out on him but he stayed by my side to make sure I did not get lost.
We eventually caught a flight out of that horrible airport. There were a few more delays but they were a bit easier to handle this time. We finely arrived at our destination. It was not perfect but more comfortable. There were people there who had the same experience that I did. They understood. We learned a lot from each other. I knew my trip home would be easier. I now knew more of what to expect and now knew there were others that had and were making a trip like mine. This made a big difference for me.
I knew my peaceful time may not last for long. But I was ready for it this time. The flight home had some delays and was bumpy and sometimes frustrating and scary. I knew I was not the same person I was when I left home but I was a much wiser person. Maybe i was even a better person for it. There maybe more plane trips for me. For now I am on level ground and I hope to stay there for a long time. But when my flight is called...well I just have to catch it.
NOTE; This was an actual plane trip I took. I wrote about it when I got home and after reading it over I realized it was exactly like my Graves' Disease Journey. This article has been used to explain to those with out the Thyroid Disease. I use what ever works.