A Medical Postponement

A recent visit to DH’s cardiologist convinced the doctor to ask my husband to postpone his upcoming trip to Las Vegas. For now. Apparently, a long flight from NYC to LAS (over 6 hours) plus the constant change in air pressure inside the cabin might cause damage to DH’s two aneurysms. Nothing is set in stone BUT this is NO time to take any chances. God forbid should one of his aneurysms rupture in mid-air space, odds would not be in DH’s favor to survive. If he were on the ground and could reach a qualified hospital, his odds of survival would improve. I had no idea DH’s condition was this delicate. So, I’ve cancelled/postponed our trip to Vegas for now. Or forever.

I have said this before and I will say it again: don’t wait until you are retired to travel and enjoy your life. Do it while you are still young, employed and have the physical energy to accomplish your traveling desires. I could see the stress in DH’s face every time I made a new reservation or suggested a new adventure. He wanted to please me and say ‘yes’ while all the while knowing he could be putting his life in danger. My children would have never forgiven me if I jeopardized their step-father’s health in any way.

Oh well.

That’s about all I can say right now.

DH has to undergo some medical procedures and evaluation to once again find out if the aneurysms have grown in size. Once he gets that done, we’ll take it from there. I’m not concerning myself about losing any money from cancelling our trip for now. The most it will be is the $401 hotel fee loss. I’d rather lose four hundred dollars than my husband. Besides, money comes from God. It’s God’s money and He can do with it whatever He wants to. The airline miles get a one year usage extension. I can use the miles myself to fly back and forth to Florida next year, if need be. DH’s two cousins from California were going to meet us in Las Vegas, I’m sending them the two tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil, so all will not be lost or in vain.

We think we have all the time in the world.

Well, we don’t.

I’m happy in my little house. I’m happy in my little life. I’m happy with our paid-for cars, our debt-free lifestyle and our little RV. The doctors say that DH can drive anywhere, so that’s a very good thing. It certainly is less stressful RVing locally along the eastern seaboard than flying cross country, staying in hotels, hiring dog sitters, eating 3 (unhealthy) meals a day in restaurants, that’s for sure! When we RV, we just hop in our car, take along our little dog, sleep in our own bed, prepare our own favorite healthy meals, hike, bike, swim and the three of us are as happy as a pig in sh**t. Well, really, we are. Everything is fine. I’m not upset. Just grateful we found out before we left rather than the hard way.

NOTE: The hotel refunded the full amount, plus tax which came to a refund of $424.

 

13 comments

  1. I am so glad you found out before you travel the dangers to Nick’s health. Having your DH companionship is such a blessing. You can divide your unexpected money in three and treat yourself to local fun till Nick takes SS. I hope Nick gets good news that the aneurysms haven’t grown. Sincerely, Lara

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  2. Aw, I’m so happy too that you found out before you traveled via air!! The way you worked through your feelings shows such acceptance. Your love shines through too! DH is lucky to have you as his partner through this time in your lives. Hugs to you! xx

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  3. Aww, Cindi, I’m sorry. Of course your husband is WAY more important than any trip you can take, but I’m sure you are a bit disappointed. I am listening to you loud and clear and traveling NOW, not waiting. In fact, we leave in 19 days on another cruise — and are planning trips to Las Vegas, Nashville and hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains. We have an Alaskan cruise booked for May 2020, and are in the process of planning a trip to Italy and Greece late 2020. We are already slowing down a bit, but even though hubby won’t retire for another 7 years, we are going to get all our traveling in on his vacation time WHILE WE CAN. You are right. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Enjoy the car trips — those are just as much of an adventure! 🙂

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    • Sharon RVing is less stressful for sure. We’re all booked for next winter. Plus we’ll be spending some time on the beach on the Outerbanks NC over the summer.
      It’s all good.
      I’ll see the Canyon with my sister. One day. 🙏

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  4. Thank goodness you found out in time! You’re right of course, health is the most important thing to have.

    Regarding travel, I agree! Do it while you can! You never know when life will throw you a curve ball.

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  5. We hope and pray that your husband’s condition can be managed and improves so that you can continue your travels. Managing our health as we get older is very important and often overlooked. You are so right about traveling early in life…we’re trying to just do just that. Thanks for the great read.

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