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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

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Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2019 :  4:23:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay,let me start by saying I don't fly. I flew way back in 1974 and had a horrible experience. Sad to say, I'm petrified to fly. Anyway, my husband wants to take a plane to visit relatives in the coming months. Guess what, he wants me to go with him. No buts, I'm going for him. How can I stay calm and enjoy this plane flight. Yikes, did I say I'm petrified already.

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6873 Posts

Posted - Feb 13 2019 :  6:00:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joan, I don't like to fly either and at one time had such a panic attack right after boarding that we had to get off the plane. I have flown since then to go see my grandchildren and that is what gets me through. That and an immense amount of prayer when I get nervous. I fly alone alot.

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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3490 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3490 Posts

Posted - Feb 13 2019 :  6:23:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is no shame in anxiety drugs. Go see a Doctor and explain what your going thru.

Diana


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12793 Posts

Posted - Feb 13 2019 :  7:33:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joan,, I too fly a lot, and yes, I would be nervous days before my flight... but I finally realized that for me it was about 'control'.. I was not in control and that made me nervous...Once I acknowledged that I found that I just needed to keep my brain diverted & busy...
So I read and/or play games on my ipad while inflight... over the years I have learned to relax,, I now enjoy my flights,,
Prayer also calms me...
And, yes, check with your doctor for suggestions how to calm your fears.. And don't be ashamed about your fears of flying...you are not alone.


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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1229 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - Feb 14 2019 :  1:22:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the encouragment. I will see what my doctor recommends.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3595 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3595 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2019 :  12:50:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joan, I am the exact same way. I hate flying. I always find myself very nervous and sometimes even nauseous. Here is what works for me. I don't sit by the window. If I can see the ground disappear it's worse. I also take some of my own comfortable earphones and watch the movies they have available. It gets my mind off of what I'm doing. I will also try and sleep. It's not easy since it's not comfortable but it makes time go by faster. Also you could write out some conversation topics for you and your husband to talk about on the flight. Talking may also help calm you. And having the topics already written out will help if your to stressed to think. I hope my suggestions help.

Krista
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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1229 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2019 :  07:50:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Krista for suggestions. I will try my best to stay calm.

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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

210 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
210 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2019 :  09:33:56 AM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Joan I am going to be sympathetic to your plight but,,,my father told me as a child that I was not able to do steer the plane so"give it to God" and "enjoy the thrill of being where only birds used to be able to go!" I'm a travel girl from the early years but I don't think I have ever spent much energy on worry. You are going to be fine and enjoying your relatives with hubby will be remembered for a long time!

Teach them to fish. That they too may share.

Edited by - Krissel on Feb 17 2019 09:34:37 AM
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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1229 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2019 :  11:02:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vicki, reading what you wrote gave me strength. You are so right, I should just let the Lord guide me thru this time in my life and be able to enjoy what's ahead. Thank you Farmsister!

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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1229 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2019 :  07:33:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The date is getting closer to fly. I'll keep you all posted. Prayers for strength.

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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1229 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2019 :  11:35:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello farmgirls, I made the trip back and forth and loved flying .... I'm so thankful for all your support before my trip.


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12793 Posts

Posted - Apr 02 2019 :  9:22:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joan,, so glad you had a good experience with your flight.. when is your next one!!??!!??
:>)

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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1229 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - Apr 03 2019 :  06:36:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Grace, lol, knowing my husband is will be another trip soon

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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

210 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
210 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2019 :  4:48:47 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Joan I am so happy you had a great time! Go girl! You are a champion!

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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1229 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2019 :  07:15:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Vicki. This was a major step for me. You would think at my age (60+)lol, I wouldn't have been so scared to fly.

Put your hair up in a bun, drink some coffee and handle it.
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Edited by - Simple Living on Apr 10 2019 07:16:17 AM
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

3386 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
3386 Posts

Posted - Apr 30 2019 :  7:46:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joan, we have a friend who was a pilot for American Airlines. One day I asked him how he did it. He said that he is a bus driver, but his bus is in the skies. The only difference is take off and landing. He flew for many years several flights a week. He was always home at night, in other words he would get his bus loaded and go from Dallas to wherever they were going. Then he would have some lunch get back on his bus, wait until his Dallas bound passengers were ready and drive them home. He said that his only problems were from unruly or inebriated passengers. He would not take off until everyone was seated nicely and had followed directions about buckling up. If they refused he called the guys to come and take the unruly one away...Then he calmed his bus load and brought them safely home.

TexasGran
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

3386 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
3386 Posts

Posted - May 06 2019 :  9:13:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When my sister and I took our grandkids to Disney World about five summers ago, for some reason we were on Southwest. It was crazy crowded! But as we were dropping lower and lower toward Love Field, our pilot began his banter. I thought he was from the Carribean somewhere. Then the front wheels kissed the tarmac, "Whoa Nellie, Whoa, Whooooaaa!" We were all laughing! I told my sister that he was the best pilot, because using his sense of humor he made us forget the stress of landing, instead he had us all laughing!

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1229 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1229 Posts

Posted - May 08 2019 :  09:44:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marilyn, that is the best flight I have ever heard of :)

Put your hair up in a bun, drink some coffee and handle it.
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