Uh oh, Booked and ready for Hawaii, but will we actually make our flight? I caught the flu a week before traveling and unfortunately it turned into bronchitis. Staying at a Park and Fly Hotel the night before I ended up coughing the whole night and felt crappy the morning we were to leave.
John said give it a chance and go to the airport then see how I feel before canceling our flights. It seemed to keep getting worse and worse. All I could think of is being 35,000 in the air with no land in sight for hours and not being able to breathe. Besides that think of what the other passengers would think of this person coughing her head off onboard the plane. They would no doubt be worried that this traveler is trying to get them all sick while heading off to their dream vacation!
I finally went to the gate agent and asked if they knew if the craft would be pressurized enough to handle this kind of cough. At first he said it wouldn’t affect me at all. To be honest I wasn’t so sure about that. After about 10 minutes he came back to find me and said after talking to his supervisor I would not be allowed on the flight without a doctor’s note saying it was okay to fly. Boy did I feel relieved! I told John to go ahead and take the trip without me. Go have fun with our son and his girlfriend in Hawaii. He felt bad and wanted to stay with me but I insisted he go, I was totally fine with it.
Well that was until they called him to board the craft. That’s when something came over me and I wanted to go too! I cried all the way to the car thinking of how much fun I was going to miss with my family. I don’t get to see Justin too much since he moved to work in Hollywood about 8 years ago. Besides that, I think he might be proposing to Yana and I definitely don’t want to miss that! I ended up crying halfway home before calling my doctor to see what her thoughts would be about flying with bronchitis. Amazingly enough she had time to see me right away! Good thing our flight was at 7am, that gave me plenty of time to get things worked out.
After checking me out and putting me on a smokey breathing machine for 20 minutes she said I would be good to go. Writing out the note and giving a guarantee the high altitude would not affect me I made a reservation for the next day. It was good fortune that I got the last seat on the flight so I purchased a new ticket then went home to rest up before taking off for Hawaii. Will they let me on the flight tomorrow? Will I chicken out and just stay home?
Stay tuned to see how this all turns out!