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I've posted many times in the last few months since I'm an O. newbie, and you've all been so kind and helpful. Then, I finally presented my husband with this exciting 25th wedding anniversary gift - the 12 Petit Ports sailing. He LOVED it: cabin location(6100); St. Bart's(his favorite island); pre-cruise stay in a beautiful hotel in a deluxe room on a high floor overlooking Biscayne Bay;
5-nt. post-cruise stay in a luxury resort on the beach!
Well, you know that famous quote, "...the best laid plans of mice and men..."?
My DH had a stroke last week; he's soooo healthy, too - great cholesterol #'s, lost weight recently, heart and carotid arteries clean as a whistle, neither drinks nor smokes, plenty of exercise and VERY physical work. The good news is that he's made fantastic progress; all the medical people involved in his care expect a 100% recovery in 1 month to 1 year. No cruise, but I still have this extraordinary man.
So, hopefully, we'll see you on an Oceania cruise sometime. Until then, I've enjoyed our chats and I will miss them, and you.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE A RAINBOW, YOU HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE RAIN.
I want to add my best wishes and thoughts and prayers to you and your husband. I hope that he makes a super-speedy recovery and that you can take your anniversary cruise a little later ... when you will, undoubtedly, enjoy it more than you ever thought possible.
2015 Apr: Azamara Quest Dubai to Istanbul; Jul: CroisiEurope Provence barge; Aug: Windsurf "Tall Ships" Oslo to Dover; Cunard TA; Nov: Norwegian Escape CONE Conf; Dec: Uniworld Parisian Holiday; Viking Sky Med Holiday Celebration
2015 Jan: Celebrity Infinity South America
2014 Jan: Celebrity Solstice New Zealand and Australia; Mar: Azamara Quest TA Miami to Nice; Jul Uniworld Bordeaux; Aug Windstar Pride Dalmatian Coast; Oct: Iceland and Celebrity Eclipse Azores and Canaries; Nov: Regal Princess FLL RT CONE Conf; Dec: Celebrity Reflection Caribbean New Years
2013 Jan: Seabourn Legend Caribbean Sunsets; Apr: AmaWaterways AmaDante Tulip Time; May: Seabourn Sojourn Harbors of Western Europe; Aug: A-Rosa Stella Rhone and Saone; Sep: Norwegian Breakaway Bermuda CONE Conf; Oct: Crystal Symphony New England Classic
2012 May: Crystal Symphony European Discoveries; Sep: Seabourn Odyssey Black Sea; Oct: Disney Dream CONE Conf; Dec: Celebrity Reflection NA Inaugural
2011 May: Avalon Felicity Rhine River; Oct: Celebrity Silhouette Inaugural TA; Holiday: Regent Mariner Caribbean Sunrise Sonata
2010 Apr: Silver Spirit TA NY to Southampton; Oct: Silver Shadow Hong Kong to Bangkok; Holiday: Celebrity Equinox Ultimate Caribbean
2009 May: Windsurf Grand Prix; Sep: Silver Shadow Alaska; Holiday: Oceania Insignia Buenos Aires-Rio
2008 Aug: Viking River Cruises China; Holiday: Oceania Insignia - South America Around the Horn
2007 Sep: Windsurf Venice-Rome; Holiday: Windsurf Caribbean Barbados N and S BTB
2006 Sep: Silver Whisper Baltic; Holiday: Star Flyer Singapore-Phuket
2005 Holiday: Windstar Costa Rica/PanamaCanal
2004 Sep: Oceania Regatta Lisbon-Rome; Holiday: Windsurf Caribbean - Barbados Northbound
2003 Sep: Windsurf Dover - Lisbon; Holiday: Windsurf Caribbean- St. Thomas
2002 Aug: Windstar Istanbul-Athens
2000 Jul: RCL Caribbean; Thanksgiving: HAL Caribbean
1999 Jun: Silver Wind Monaco-Barcelona; Holiday: NCL Caribbean
You probably have other priorities now, but, if you get the chance to read this, know that we are all pulling for you and your husband. I really enjoyed reading your charming and good natured posts. These boards need more like you.
Speaking as a stroke survivor (when I was 23 years old in 1984), both the treatment and total recovery rate for "cerebral incidents" has improved dramatically!
If I might offer a word of advice, dietary suppliments are SO important for those recovering from brain injury. Niacin, for example, in known to stimulate nerve regeneration. Find your husband a holistic nutricianist, and you'll be shocked at how fast and how well he recovers! It works so well that health plans have started paying for it!
One of the things that we so enjoy about cruising is meeting fellow passengers like you and your husband. Hope to see you "onboard" very soon!