So let me tell you about my day in Vienna and my first day in Armenia.
Basically the most important part is that I dislocated my jaw. Yup my first day ever travelling and I got injured. It was a fantastic day in Vienna, Marissa, Ashley and I has such a successful first day of ever being out of the county. We learned the Austrian train station by ourselves and got to downtown Vienna. We had yummy gelato and I even had some weird but yummy Austrian soup with like crepe noodles. The broth was good! We navigated home and got in a argument with the Austrian ticket lady who made us get off at the wrong stop even though we knew where we were going. But we found our way. We are certified travelers now.
Untill after a nap we went to have tea and coffee and everything went very wrong. My jaw started to hurt so bad and was distorted. My face swelled. I thought that I was having an allergic reaction. So I kept rinsing my mouth with water. We went to the airport and I was rushed to the airport ambulance room. Turns out I dislocated my jaw, and they had to send me to an Austrian hospital. Thank God for Maggie, who went with me and was there every step of the way. I was actually in so much pain but was really calm. And Believe it or not I didn’t cry once! So at the hospital they re-set my jaw, only to have it dislocate again, and then they re-set it again, only to have it re dislocate. Finally they got me comfortable, and vallumed me up to make my flight. The flight was horrible I most likely re-dislocated my jaw 10 more times, I am not exaggerating, and yes I know I am an exaggerator. So when we got to Armenia I was whisked away to the administrator’s office where we watched the Celtic game as we waited for the doctor.
During that time I dislocated it more and more, and chiped some tooth away. But finally I went to the best specialist in Armenia who taught classes on mandibles and he fixed me up. He said that I had probably dislocated it over 30 times and had blood cloted in the sockets so it was making it loose. He wrapped me up, my whole freakin face is in a bandage, and he told me it may happen a few more times, but if I rest it, it will be ok.
I have to say I feel better but it was pretty scary. I also have to say I feel like a Peace Corps volunteer now. I wasn’t normal Alyssa. I didn’t freak out once. I was so calm, looking back I feel like it must have been all my prayers to God and our new relationship that got me through this. I knew he would take care of me and he did.
So heres to hoping that that was the worst of my travel break in!