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yeah I'm not going to make it over to berkeley today. printing is done but vague nausea + headache = BART ride contraindicated. it may seem a sissie thing, not getting on a moving vehicle when one is only feeling marginally ill, but trust me when I say that starting a BART ride out this way can mean ruining an entire day feeling much much worse.

as though it weren't enough to be part of the special populations I already am a part of, I am also highly prone to motion sickness. family trips used to be a horror of me throwing up intermittently and banging my head back and forth against the seat back to try to ward off nausea. I guess if I got my head moving so radically that it canceled out the car movement my inner ear was pacified. I finally stopped being so sick when we got a car with back windows I could see out of. it wasn't a panacea but it helped. my mom fed me dramamine once and was a little freaked at how thoroughly it knocked me out. I vaguely remember the trip, being carried out of the car and laid upon whomever we were visiting's bed so that I could continue to sleep it off. I was happy though because I was not feeling like throwing up. sleeping, as it is now, was not something I was particularly averse to.

but yes, a BART ride under these conditions could mean me being sick all evening. I don't throw up anymore although there have been times when I wasn't sure I wasn't going to, but the headache and the queasiness are just about the most unpleasant of "mild" symptoms that there are.

I think, though, that a walk to Office Max for more paper and ink might be ok. reed's ginger candy is also a nice thing.

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expanding_x_man
Apr. 7th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
Yea, I am also susceptible to motion sickness, which is why I can't read in a moving vehicle. Once it sets in, I am done for. I have to be motionless than for some time...

Hope you feel better soon!
eriktrips
Apr. 8th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
yeah I can't do anything that involves close-up vision or not looking out the window. I think the only reason I don't get sick on BART more often is because most of the time spent underground you aren't accelerating one way or the other. that's what gets me.

what really annoys me are bus drivers who drive the trolleys like sports cars with clutches. you know: you are stopped on a hill, and they allow the bus to lazily roll back, then they press it forward, and let it lazily roll back again, slowly jostling the passengers back and forth. it's like they are trying to make you puke. this is most likely to happen on a hot afternoon near a truck belching diesel smoke in through the windows.
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