Red Eye – literally.

The last 72 hours (including any and all time zone changes) have been…eventful! This post is about the first flight of 2 to get to Delhi.  Our flight left JFK airport on Tuesday evening.  All day leading up to the flight, I had a slight headache but right before we boarded I took 2 advil hoping it might help.  About 3 hours into the flight, I made my way to the bathroom and got violently ill! As soon as I stopped puking, my head instantly clogged up: my nose was stuffy, my ears popped, and my throat closed up and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. Fortunately, that feeling only lasted a few seconds, but it felt like an eternity.  I was washing my hands and face and when I looked in the mirror, I noticed that in the top corner of my right eye, there was a huge red splotch. I looked closer at it and started to worry as it seemed to be getting more red as I looked at it.  I finished washing up and made my way back to my seat, knowing there wasn’t much I could do until we landed.  It wasn’t till we got off the plane and my friend Laura looked at it and said it looked like some capillaries had burst there. So after a sleepless night on a 6-hour overnight trip, I learned a new meaning to the term “red-eye” flight.

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