Here’s some more updates to catch you up to speed.
As is in this blog, in January of 2015 we did a cruise with Beth and Anne. We had an awesome time! Beth has severe motion sickness issues; she wore one of those patches. Unfortunately, when we returned home, she ended up in the hospital for a few days due to dehydration. It’s unsure of if the patch played a big role in that or not. Anyway, a year later, we set out for another cruise. This time on one of the world’s largest ships, Oasis of the Seas. Just like the prior year, we were chased out of Charlotte a day early due to an ice storm. So on 1/6/2017, we left Charlotte and got a hotel in Hinesville, GA. At 4:30am, Jim woke me up. Pains. Off to the Emergency Room we went.
1/7/17, an emergency appendectomy was needed. Although modern day appendectomies are easy, we still didn’t want to risk any recovery issues on the boat. He’d also be in pain and doped up so a cruise wouldn’t be ideal. We canceled our cruise and sent Ann and Beth on without us.
The worst part? No trip insurance. Not even from the credit card. The whole situation sucked.
1/8/17, Beth and Anne left Hinesville and headed for the ship. A day or 2 into the cruise and Beth was very ill – motion sickness. She didn’t have patches (she didn’t trust them anymore) and they had to leave the ship in St. Thomas. They got a hotel room and flew to Miami. They rented a car, drove to Port Canaveral to pick up the other rental and drove to Charlotte. They got home a few days after us.
Nope, they didn’t have insurance either. It was a lesson learned. There you go. All caught up.