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Old 05-08-2007, 02:53 PM
 
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We were supposed to leave next Wednesday for our Alaskan cruise and land tour. Clothes are picked out, travelers checks bought, etc.

Yesterday I fell at a local department store while looking for luggage and broke my wrist! Turns out to be kind of a nasty break and I will be having surgery on Thursday so they can insert a metal plate and screws. The doctor discouraged us from contining with cruise plans.

What a bummer! We did buy travel insurance and I am just trying to get up the energy to deal with that!

I am thankful that the injuries weren't worse because I took quite a fall. We will go on an Alaskan cruise sometime, but next week our friends are going without us!

Nadine
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We were supposed to leave next Wednesday for our Alaskan cruise and land tour. Clothes are picked out, travelers checks bought, etc.

Yesterday I fell at a local department store while looking for luggage and broke my wrist! Turns out to be kind of a nasty break and I will be having surgery on Thursday so they can insert a metal plate and screws. The doctor discouraged us from contining with cruise plans.

What a bummer! We did buy travel insurance and I am just trying to get up the energy to deal with that!

I am thankful that the injuries weren't worse because I took quite a fall. We will go on an Alaskan cruise sometime, but next week our friends are going without us!

Nadine
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:08 PM
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I am really sorry to hear that, Nadine. I hope you have a succesfull surgery and that you heal quickly. So sorry about the cruise but another good reason for buying insurance and you were smart in doing so.

Best wishes for a full recovery and a happy cruise to Alaska when you can!

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Old 05-08-2007, 03:18 PM
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I am so sorry to hear of this! Nadine, we'll be thinking of you.

Another example for the "always get the insurance file"...and Nadine did!
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Nadine, I don't know what's worse, the break or missing a cruise. I'm so sorry. Wishing you a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Keep your chin up!
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I hope you the best too, Nadine.

And ... never stop thinking positive: what if you had fallen during the cruise ?

Should your insurance work or should your cruise be spoiled because of a broken wrist ?
Should you have urgent surgery on the ship, or in a port of call ?

Next cruise will be even better !
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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Thank you all! I came home from the doctor, called our friends to tell them we weren't going, and was just basically feeling crummy so I dumped on my cruise-chat friends!

I feel so selfish right now. Knowing what Penny3333 is going through and others on this forum, my problems are insignificant. Guess I just needed a shoulder from friends who could understand the trauma of cancelling a cruise!

Thanks for listening to me whine!!

Nadine
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Nadine, how aweful! I'm so sorry. I must say that you have a much better attitude about it than I would have.

We've been on six cruises and never bought the insurance. Our position has always been that we're going no matter what -- but your situation makes me wonder about that decision. Our luck's going to run out eventually.

Hope you get to reschedule real soon. Good luck with the surgery.

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Old 05-08-2007, 07:44 PM
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Yikes, that is terrible. It down right sucks Being an RN all I can say is, be thankful it was only a wrist. Rebook ASAP, so you'll have it too look forward too. That's what I'd do. Good luck. A good story to justify getting trip insurance, I'll second that. Lil' Lori
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Thank you all! I came home from the doctor, called our friends to tell them we weren't going, and was just basically feeling crummy so I dumped on my cruise-chat friends!


Nadine, so sorry to hear of your misfortune Don't feel you are dumping though, just feel fortunate there is a group to talk to. Hope you heal soon!!
 
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