As many of you know I’m going to Las Vegas tomorrow to attend both the Blogworld blogging convention and P0stiecon.
Well … I’ve been busy preparing for my trip. I haven’t been on a flight since oh … 1998! Almost a decade! I have been out of the country more recently, but not on a plane.
I’m a little nervous. Nervous for several reasons actually.
You see, when I was about 21 I had my tonsils out. Prior to this I loved flying, but post tonsillectomy …. well lets just say something must go seriously wrong because my ears get blocked up and my ear drums have almost burst a few times while flying. So I’ll be dosing up with my allergy meds, decongestants and I’ll constantly have a candy or a wad of gum in my mouth to help me keep swallowing to clear the pressure in my ears. The pain, as I remember it, is excruciating. I have been taking allergy meds regularly all week so hopefully that helps this time round.
If I make it with ears intact I’ll still have all those meds on board which frankly make me feel hyper (I’m already kind of hyper) and high so it will take all of Thursday evening to come down off those meds!
Then there’s the fact that my husband is afraid of flying. We got him some Valium and Ativan for the trip so he can take the edge off, but still, I’m sure he’ll be a bit panicky and if I’m having really bad ear pain I’m sure we’ll be quite the couple to sit near on the flight.
Anyone from Toronto going to these conventions? I’ve just told you a sure way to figure out who we are if you’re on our plane!
So that covers the plane ride … but once I’m there I still have a reason to be a bit nervous. You see, I’m going to be on one of the P0stiecon discussion panels and I’m actually a shy person so I probably won’t really feel all that comfortable or relaxed until I get that over with on Saturday morning!
On top of my worries I’ve also been sick. Very sick. As you probably already know I’ve got Crohn’s disease. Well, it’s been acting up very badly this past week. Maybe my nerves over the whole trip is making it worse. I don’t know. Either way I’m still sick.
I actually spent almost two days in the hospital at the beginning of the week. That’s another reason why there haven’t been many posts on my sites this week. I used my laptop a bit while in the hospital, but I just didn’t feel up to it.
I had a bowel obstruction.
That’s why I was feeling so bad on Sunday night with pain and nausea that just wouldn’t go away. It was terrible. I’ve had bowel obstructions with this disease before and none are pleasant but I’ve been lucky and it’s been perhaps 10 months or more since I last had an obstruction that I know of and this one took me by surprise.
It’s resolving, but I probably really shouldn’t be going to Vegas now … yet, unless I get worse over night I’ll be on that plane. I’m so glad I took out insurance!
I’ll be making updates while I’m in Vegas. Convention related updates will probably be on The Web Files and or WebStyle. If we see any celebrities those posts and hopefully photos will be on Celebrity Scoop. Any really cool photos that I take while in Vegas will be on Breath of Life and of course the cool stuff about meeting up with blogging friends and the awe of seeing Vegas for the first time will probably be posted here. Hopefully I’ll always have a good internet connection!
Ok that’s all for now! If all goes well I’ll write from the airport or shortly after we get to Las Vegas.