Aug 9, 2017

31 Days of Gratitude: Day 9

Day 9: I am so grateful for Ativan.

Ativan changed my life. Let me explain.

In the early 80s I was on a flight from Orlando to DC. I had spent a week with my "little sister" from the Big Brother Big Sister program. She had moved away and we met up in Orlando. It was an awesome week.

In any event, the flight was bumpy and I froze in fear. That one flight triggered a fear of flying that eventually turned into a full blown phobia. I did not fly for over 10 years. That messed up our lives. Then September 11th happened and I got angry and decided that I would get back on a plane. My doc gave me 10 Ativan and I took 5 for the 45 minute flight from DC to New York City. I slept the entire weekend and I now fly regularly, as long as I have Ativan (but I take a lot less!).

However, I saw a news story this week that global warming is increasing the frequency and intensity of turbulence. I'm not sure there is enough Ativan to keep me flying if things really get bad. So, could everyone (except me of course) please stop driving cars and using air conditioning so that the earth cools off and I can still fly?



Betty said...

i haven't been allowed to drive since 18 april - hope that helps!!

Diana K said...

Can't believe you wrote this. I, too, am a big Ativan fan. I first took it when I had to fly a total of 17 hours from Montréal to Bangkok. I had never been able to sleep on an airplane before. Now I just keep it at home in case I have a bad week where I can't sleep. I don't even like to take Tylenol, but Ativan is my friend. ;)

vdoyle8 said...

I'm not afraid of flying, thank heavens. BUT I am a lifelong insomniac. I want some Ativan....

Leslie Miller said...

I was never afraid of flying, but never had a bad incident. However, it's been a few years now and I see more and more incidents. Some say planes cause more global warming than cars.