If you're still reading you are made of stern stuff!
I did manage to check my bags and contemplated whether or not to try to delay my flight until I felt better as spending another 20 hours in these conditions of ill health, whilst in a confined space in the plane, were not an experience to be welcomed. Our youngest DD and her lovely fiance are having their engagement party 3 days after my return so I really couldn't delay the flight and just hoped I could hold it together until I got on the plane.
Finally I was able to take my seat and the flight started. Surprisingly I still had a further episode of vomiting and diarrhoea, despite not eating and only sipping water. Luckily this time I had the trusty airsick bag on the plane and uninterrupted time in the toilet. With the help of 2 cups of peppermint tea, nothing to eat and dozing off and on I managed to survive the flight from LA to Auckland. I had another 2 hours break there and had an uneventful flight to Melbourne. I've been home for 2 nights and I'm just starting to feel like I am returning to normal. I must have got food poisoning but the worse part was the severe aching from the strain of vomiting. You can tell I am a nurse, I know, because of the health report. LOL
Anyway it's great to be home and I did have another fabulous trip, marred only slightly by my undignified behaviour at LAX. If questioned, I will of course deny all knowledge of the events and pass them off as a piece of creative writing for your entertainment.
As a means of making the topic just a little bit respectable, I can share that I stitched 3 more blocks for my Chester County Quilt and I think I only have 2 or 3 left to stitch so I am looking forward to having a finish soon. If you've stuck with me for the length of this I hope you can have a laugh at my expense. Traveling on your own and getting sick is one of the few drawbacks and really I wouldn't have wanted to inflict that on anyone else anyway. Although it would have been handy to have some one to watch my luggage instead of having to cart it with me throughout the ordeal.
Hugs, Jan Mac