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Coffee & Contemplation Part 3
'They say most of your brain shuts down during cryo-sleep. All but the primitive side, the animal side. No wonder I'm still awake', thought Captain Kenneth McCormick aka Kenny as he remained motionless. He heard the sounds of others moving about, talking and then leaving him alone. He rather liked the silence as he slowly took in the air to move his cold blood through his cold and stiff body.
Cryo-sickness was a major downside to space travel. The best way to describe it was like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped round a large gold brick. Slowly but surely Kenny began moving his fingers and toes to help circulate his blood. This was an old trick to reduced the backlash of pain. Then he began flexing various muscle groups to help his blood flow. He could feel the pins and needles effect throughout his body.
After he was feeling up to it, he slowly worked his way up and endured the feedback of his body not wanting to move. Then he took a deep breath as he cracked his eyelids open and felt the sting of light burning his eyes. After sucking it up he staggered to his locker and began to change into his jumpsuit and put on his sunglasses to dim the light. Then he staggered to the Galley to find everyone drinking coffee and water.
He then asked, "I hope you saved me some coffee?"