I slept really late on Sunday, and felt terrible. I got up and threw up some more, dressed, and we headed up to the buffet to eat. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to handle eating anything, but I had some coffee and a slice of cheese pizza. (It was already after 11, so they didn’t have breakfast anymore.)
I’ve had trouble with seasickness plenty, but I get the head-spinning vertigo kind, not the nausea. I have inner ear problems, so I figure that’s just par for the course. (I also feel like I’m rocking for weeks after every cruise.) The worst part is at night, because the head-spinning has weird effects on your brain and you have trouble sleeping. Generally Dramamine helps with that, though, so I wasn’t too worried about it. Being sick to my stomach, and really sleepy, was entirely new, and a horrible feeling. I spent the entire day wondering who I was going to throw up on.
We got mojitos at Marlon’s bar, and I drank very very slowly, mostly just to have something to do. I also got a giant bottle of Evian – one of my favorite perks of the premium drinks package was the ability to get a liter of Evian anytime I wanted – and worked on downing that in case I was dehydrated. Matt got lunch eventually, and then we went downstairs to play shuffleboard. I felt slightly better walking around barefoot in the sun, at least. (It also helps being able to see the horizon, and having that movement match with the sensation of it in my head.)
After shuffleboard, we went up to the Mast Bar and sat in the round booth next to it to play Hive. After a while we went to go sit at the bar, and ended up talking to a Minnesota Vikings fan and a guy who used to work on cruise ships, and now just hangs out on them a lot. From there we went to the room, because I was feeling crappy again and needed to nap, and then throw up again. FUN TIMES FOR ALL.
Later we went to Rendezvous to play canasta. People were dressed up for formal night, so we decided to have dinner in the buffet again and then dress up afterwards if I felt up to it. I was able to eat some salad and Indian food again and felt slightly better, so we changed and then headed to Revelations, the lounge at the very top of the ship, for Motown night. The band was really great, and I was happy to sit and do nothing and be distracted from being so sick.
I only made it til 11pm that night, which was almost a stretch anyway. Thank god Matt is a good sport… he insists that he doesn’t mind if I have to go back to the cabin and feel crappy! I’d brought along Sea Bands from my parents, so I put those on my wrists and took a Dramamine before bed. That at least made it so I was able to sleep through the night.