Thursday, September 27, 2012

Forgetting to Utilize the "Doc Wife" Card

Yesterday, as I looked out from the terminal and caught a glimpse of the commuter plane we would be flying home on, my stomach flipped and bounced whole-heartedly off my bladder. Yes, I vomited and peed my pants all at once. I found myself starring at a propeller plane.

I don't do prop planes.

Doc H, knowing what I was thinking said, "You booked the flights" in a don't-look-at-me, it's-not-my-fault, defensive tone. 

Sweet baby Jeezus, I just want to get home without falling from the sky.

Thankfully, that prop plane was not our plane. Our plane pulled up and was a smidgen larger with two small jet engines. 

My insides settled. Just a little.

On the inside, I was cursing myself for not fully utilizing my "doc wife" card to it's fullest extent. Why, oh why, didn't I ask Doc H for a prescription of pills which would render me senseless... a state of unconsciousness even more preferable.

I loathe flying.





12 comments:

  1. I've been able to refuse any small planes as of yet, but I have a feeling as residency ends and there is more traveling that may change.

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  2. Haha, I hate propeller planes too! So SCARY! I used to make jokes that The Lawyer's brother (a family medicine resident)and I would write prescriptions for each other's kids. At least I still have an inside hook-up if I'm faced with a similar situation!

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    1. I think an Ambien and a margarita would do the trick...

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  3. I am with you! We have talked about going on an exotic vacation on the other side of the world that would require a very long flight. I don't like long flights, but if I could convince him to knock me out for the duration of the flight I might do it!

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    1. I seem to be getting better as the kids get older. However, I would need a prescription cocktail to get myself to the other side of the planet!

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  4. I'm not a fan of flying either. I prefer the safety of a submerged submarine. We liked to tease the naval aviators by reminding them that there are more planes at the bottom of the ocean than there than there are submarines in the sky.

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    1. Oh, JEEZ, JOE!!! Thanks for putting that image in my head and adding to my phobia!!!!

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    2. No problem. I'm just here to help.

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  5. I'm ok unless there's a storm. Then I definitely want drugs. Lucky you being married to an MD. Get on that next time!

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  6. Ah I totally feel you! My ortho husband will never prescribe me any drugs though haha!! We're planning on going far far away somewhere next summer after residency graduation so I'm going to have to find some Ambien/Xanax/ANYTHING! elsewhere!

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  7. I hope that next time you fill your prescription BEFORE you start to board! Glad you made it safely home!:o)

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