Monday, 27 February 2017

Dealing with travel sickness

If you asked me when the last time I got a bus, I honesty couldn't tell you. I try avoid buses, as I always feel ill. I once had someone say to me, but you can get a plane to America. It's like people don't understand what it's like feeling ill. Getting on a plane, it's quite the same as a bus or car. Traveling by bus leaves me feeling ill, sick and dizzy for the rest of the day. I end up walking about like a zombie, till I've had a sleep to feel normal again haha.

When I was younger my family use to drive to Butlins or Blackpool and I was always the one to be sick. My grandparents lived out of Edinburgh and my mum couldn't drive. I always remember the long bus journeys to my grandparents, by the time I got of the bus I was left feeling sick and dizzy for the rest of the day.  

When I got my own car and passed my driving test, I used to drive for hours to Newcastle. I never felt sick or anything. I started to think maybe am over feeling ill in cars and buses.  

Then one day I decided to meet a friend in Manchester and try the Megabus. I felt so ill I told them not to meet me when I got off the bus, so I could go for a walk. When you feel ill and sick, you don't want to speak to anyone and want to be on your own. I got off the bus and they were standing there. I was quite rude and said please leave me alone. I just need to go for a walk to stop me feeling sick. Then the bus back to Edinburgh was worse, my dad came and met me of the bus. I said to my dad I don't think I can get in the car, I feel sick. He said just get in and open the window. My dad drove round the first bend and boom I was sick in his car.

I think it's the motion of the turns and bends in other people's cars and buses that my mind isn't prepared for. One day I walked to town and now I walk everywhere that's walkable distance. I'll get the bus maybe a few times a year.

Am lucky I live in the city, so everything is walking distance for me. Now we have Edinburgh trams, it makes it easier for me to get to town.

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