There really is no worse feeling than being sick while away from home, especially when sitting in a cold airport for hours, knowing you will be boarding a moving plane for an additional 13+ hours!!
But thanks to a number of individuals, I made it and gladly slept on the flight for most of the ride.
I was sure to keep ordering orange juice and water to try and rehydrate myself and found myself thanking the lord that Maureen (reminder, left early) and I had previously arranged for seats together and near the bathroom. This allowed extra space for me to lay and the proximity to the bathroom was awesome!!!
Sri Lankan Airlines is awesome at trying to help their passengers adapt to time-changes. They woke me for a hot towel and a warm breakfast... since Maureen was not flying with me- I was able to pick and choose some additional items from her tray- yay for more fruit.
I was beginning to feel a bit better and thought I would try some food.
I ate some of the potatoes and mushrooms, two pieces of pineapple, the orange juice and the cardboard-like bread. Not my favorite in-flight meal but not the worst either.
My first flight of the trip was delayed, which then caused a miss in connecting flights, which, the airline already anticipated such and changed our flights without notification.
As I entered the London airport, still feeling very ill and fatigued, I was detained by security - likely due to my illness.
I finally made it through security and was trying to figure out a flight that would get me home,
I walked for about 20 minutes to where the cranky women told me to and I find out this was very wrong and I would need to go back my 20-minutes get a train, take a shuttle and then go through security again (get detained, again!) then walk another 15 minutes!
I was feeling a little stressed, a bit annoyed, and exhausted!
Oh, and I was told they would no longer be able to accommodate a gluten-free meal. Question, if you anticipated that we would need to change flights so you reroute us, why wouldn't you also reroute our meals?! British Airways, oh how I do not love you right now!
As I entered the plane, knowing I am still not well but would need to eat, I asked the flight attendant if they would have anything they could muster up for a gluten-free dish.
The flight attendants where awesome! They did everything in their power to help! They had the first class chef whip up a meal for me. While I do not eat cheese or fish - when the first class chef goes out of his way to provide you with a good gluten-free meal and the cheese is real Parmesan- you eat it all!!!