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Offline Donna Rose

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Flight to Germany
« on: March 11, 2004, 07:12:03 PM »
I feel a bit silly asking for prayers for this, but the more I dwell on it, the more nervous and anxious I get.

I am flying to Germany for spring break tomorrow evening. I have only been on a trans-atlantic flight two other times before. The first was 2 years ago: as the plane descended into London, something happened to my eye...it felt like it was about to explode. This is not meant to be funny, although I always laugh about it to try to lighten my anxiety over it. It started as a pinpoint migraine as we began descent, right behind my eye, and the lower we got, the more pressurized the pinpoint became, until I could barely breathe. I was gasping and crying hysterically, and everyone around me was calm as ever, attempting to help me however they could. It was the worst pain I've ever been in, I think.

Since then, it hasn't happened to that extent, but I always feel it mildly each time we descend from the high altitude, so when I feel it coming on I frantically pray and chew gum and put my depressurizing ear plugs in. My fear of this doesn't keep me from flying, but I am so scared of that happening again...any prayers anyone can spare for me tomorrow night, and then Saturday the 20th when I return, would be greatly appreciated.

I like my eye. I don't wanna lose it! :-";"xx
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2004, 09:26:41 PM »
Keep your eyes, you look better that way.  :)

Prayers ascend for your descent...
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2004, 10:39:31 PM »
Come and I'll take you there on my pirate ship.

muah,
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2004, 12:13:06 AM »
 ;D muah
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2004, 12:53:02 PM »
Prayers.

Gute Reise nach Deutschland!
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2004, 01:16:37 PM »
Liebe Donna, wohin gehst du? Hast es vor, viel Bier zu trinken? ;)

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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2004, 01:16:59 PM »
Gad, "Hast du..."

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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2004, 01:17:26 PM »
Worueber sprichst du, Willis?
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2004, 01:17:41 PM »
Gott im Himmel! Ich werde diese Site toeten!

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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2004, 03:33:03 PM »
AHHH no hablas german!

Translations would be helpful.  ;)

Grazie per le vostre preghiere...

(Man I need to return to the Motherland...viva italia!) ;)
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2004, 04:33:01 PM »
Translations would be helpful.  ;)

I'll do my best.

Gute Reise nach Deutschland!  = Have a good trip to Germany!

Liebe Donna, wohin gehst du? Hast es vor, viel Bier zu trinken?
= Dear Donna, where are you going there?  Do [you] intend to drink beer?

Worueber sprichst du, Willis? =  Wha' you talkin' about, Willis?

Gott im Himmel! Ich werde diese Site toeten!  =  Good L-rd!  I'm going to kill this site!

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Grazie per le vostre preghiere...

Prego!   :)
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2004, 05:18:11 PM »
Oh, so you don't speak German. You're one of those people...;)

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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2004, 05:22:32 PM »
L'italiano e' piu' bene di tedesco, ma non parlo molto bene.

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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2004, 06:03:04 PM »
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Translations would be helpful.  
 

I'll do my best.

Gute Reise nach Deutschland!  = Have a good trip to Germany!

Liebe Donna, wohin gehst du? Hast es vor, viel Bier zu trinken?
= Dear Donna, where are you going there?  Do [you] intend to drink beer?

Worueber sprichst du, Willis? =  Wha' you talkin' about, Willis?

Gott im Himmel! Ich werde diese Site toeten!  =  Good L-rd!  I'm going to kill this site!

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Grazie per le vostre preghiere...
 

Prego!  

Thank you so much ambrosemzv! That helps tremendously. ;D

Let's see... I'm staying at the University of Augsberg (spelling?) with the Catholic Center there. My Catholic Center here at NYU hosted German Catholic students last Fall for 10 days, so they are returning the favor. Augsberg is a suburb of Munich, so that's the city where I'll be hanging out most.

I don't intend on drinking beer. It is lent after all. ;) Plus, I don't like beer. BLECH :P

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L'italiano e' piu' bene di tedesco, ma non parlo molto bene.

Certa! :) Glad to see you have some sense.
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2004, 01:30:48 PM »
Frobie -

Sorge nicht. "Hast es" ist gute Umgangssprache.
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2004, 02:03:35 PM »
Hi from Germany! Quick note of thanks, and to let you all know that I survived. I'm beginning to think that was just one really bad pilot who descended too quickly. Every other time I've been fine. Thank you all for your prayers though!!!
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Re:Flight to Germany
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2004, 04:35:23 PM »
Linus, Umgangsprache in dem Hause! Das ist so echt cool!