Friday, November 18, 2016

A funny thing happened on the way to Jamaica!

Hello friends,

Have you noticed how life sometimes doesn't go the way we plan?  As it turned out after less than 48 hours on the ship I suffered a severe medical emergency and my hubbers and I ended up in an air ambulance from Jamaica to New Orleans (for customs clearance) and back to South Dakota where I spent my "cruise" in ICU and missed all we had hoped to do afterwards in Florida visiting family and friends from Blogland. : (

I am home now and I'm going to be fine.  I have some recovering to do and, as frustrating as it is, I'm told it will "just take time". pooh!

Blogland is where we go to "get away from it all" and enjoy one another and our hobby so I have decided to keep "over sharing" in check. : )

I did get a couple of pictures as we were in the boarding area and of our room and in a misty rain off the nose of the ship a picture as we left port in Miami.  I also got  a "selfie" in my mirror that my sister, Susan, told me to take. Little did I know this was my last chance to get a picture of my husband and I together - I wish I would have asked him to join me in the mirror : )








Our cabin was sweetly decorated at my husband's request when we got there and as you'll see in the photos he spoiled me with roses and gifts.





Thank you in advance for your kind words of encouragement.  There were many disappointments in this trial but we got to see the hand of God in some amazing ways. He carried us through and carries us still. : )

I will be back to Blogland very soon, until then...

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti


33 comments:

Golden Goddess Designs said...

so sad that your vacation was cut short but your health is most important! take care of yourself...I hope you had travel insurance and maybe you can take your trip again soon!

hugs

Alicia

Theresa Krout said...

We are so blessed you are still with us and pray you recover quickly. I pray you are touched with His loving grace, all pain and dicomfoet are removed and you find the silver lining to this trial because if you seek, you will find. He does not allow these trials to happen without a blessing. We love you and will continue to pray you feel all the love rom your family and friends in abundance.

Theresa Krout said...

We are so blessed you are still with us and pray you recover quickly. I pray you are touched with His loving grace, all pain and dicomfoet are removed and you find the silver lining to this trial because if you seek, you will find. He does not allow these trials to happen without a blessing. We love you and will continue to pray you feel all the love from your family and friends in abundance.

Marcia HIll said...

Oh Patti, so very sorry to hear your much anticipated trip did not go as planned. I will be sending prayers for a speedy recovery and hope that you will just relax and let God do his wonderful healing on you during this time. Take care my friend and know you are loved!! :0)

cghundley said...

I thought our cruise was
the Cruise From Hell, but
your's sounds worst! Glad
you are doing better and
hope you recover quickly.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Carla from Utah

Di said...

Hi Patti! Wow, that was a turn up for the books as we Brits would say! Hope you're well on the road to recovery and will soon be back to your old self. Come and sit a while on the Snippets Playground swing and watch what's going on - we'll bring you cookies and lemonade :)

Hugs

Di xx

Linda said...

Patti, so sorry your much anticipated trip was called to an abrupt end, but so thankful that you are recovering. May God be with you in your recuperation and I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Linda....

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow! So sorry to hear of your news and had to cut things short. I hope you are able to recover quickly. Your trip looks like it was so much fun while you were there!! Wishing you the best! HUGS

LauraJane:) said...

Oh Patti! Glad to hear you are on the mend...Life is tricky sometimes...our plans... God's Plans. You look lovely in the mirror. Grabbing a photo of the two of you would have been Golden:))
Happy Anniversary!

sandie said...

Oh Patti I am so sorry to hear this and hadn't realised when you emailed me yesterday asking about my health!! I send my love and prayers. Please send me your address, huge hugs xx

Nancy said...

Big Hugs to you my teammate and blogging friend. I will continue to pray for you and look forward to a do over when we can try and meet in real life once again! Such a sweet hubby to decorate your room and you look lovely in the pic too! Be patient we all aren't going anywhere! HUGS!

TaeEun said...

So glad and thankful you are back home and could write this post, Patti! I'm praying for your speedy recovery!!! Your cabin looks really pretty and you, too! what a thoughtful hubby you have!!! Thank you for sharing a piece of your happy memory with us! Take care! Big Hugs!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, Patti, I'm very sorry that your trip was a bust and ended up in an ICU in SD. You must be so disappointed. I thought losing my luggage on a cruise (where the ship store has clothes for regular people and not shorties like me) was bad. Sending grateful thoughts & {hugs} that you are recovering and for renewed strength.

Lisa said...

Patti, oh my goodness! I'm so sorry that you didn't get the trip you had planned for so long. But I'm grateful that you are ok and on the mend. Thanks be to God. I know he will continue to see you through. What a special husband you have, so thoughtful of him. Sending lots of love and prayers your way.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What rotten luck, Patti! Thank you for sharing the photos of all your sweet hubby did to make this a romantic adventure ... until life got in the way, darn it! The important thing is that you are at home, you are safe, and you are alive! Whatever is going on, I hope you have a smooth and complete recovery. Do take care and be a good patient patient!! Hugs, Darnell

Ashwini Rao said...

So glad to see that you are ok enough to type all this and post those happy pictures! :D Too bad about the holiday not going well, but really thankful that you are going to be well soon! Rest up and get better quickly!! :)

I Card Everyone said...

I am just so sorry, Patti. I do hope you are on the mend, and will be able to try that trip again, if you'd like. God is good, Patti ... he knows how much you'd be missed! Take good care - and I know that hubby of yours will keep you comfy! hugs right back to you...
=]

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Patti! I am so very sorry to hear that your dream trip turned into a nightmare. As others are saying, YOU are much more important than any trip and so I am so relieved to hear that you are on the mend from whatever happened. Here's hoping you can bounce back and be back to your happy, bubbly self really soon. Your hubby sure sounds like a keeper with all that he did to help celebrate the two of you and your relationship. Healing hugs and positive thoughts being sent your way!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh NO, I'm so sorry to hear your cruise was disrupted by a medical emergency :( Hubby and I celebrated our anniversary on a Royal Caribbean cruise in Sept. and I know I would have been extremely upset if it had been cut short. I've never sailed Carnival but the room and balcony look lovely, and I'm so impressed by your husbands efforts to make it such a special experience for you! Hope you're going to be OK going forward, medical problems suck!

OH Babs said...

How disappointing that your well-planned trip came to an abrupt halt. Fortunately you were able to get immediate medical help and get home. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hopefully the many wishes you receive from blogging friends will brighten your day.

stampwithsandy said...

Oh nooo I am so sorry to hear your wonderful vacation got cut short, Patti. What a sweet, thoughtful hubby you have there. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and I hope you get a chance at a "do-over".

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, no! What a disappointment to have had that happen but at least I am glad you were able to make connections and get your health taken care of. That way you will be ready for the next big vacation you plan to take. Maybe you can do your Florida visit some other time of the year. Just take the time to rest and heal. God be with you and may his healing touch take away the discomfort and pain. When you are ready, we will welcome you back with open arms. In the meantime, do as the doctors say and recuperate.

Craftychris said...

So sorry you had to cut your trip short! Sorry to here you are unwell. Take good care of yourself and we will see you very soon. Big hugs! xxxxxxxx

Joyce said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have been unwell, and that you missed your trip. Sincere wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.

Birgit said...

Sending you hugs dear Patti and I will be praying for you. The pictures are lovely! <3

Judy1223 said...

Oh, man, what a bummer! So sorry to hear your trip was cut short but I am glad to hear that you got the medical attention you needed and that you are home recovering. I love the way your cabin was decorated, your husband is obviously very thoughtful and sweet! Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh Patti, I'm so sorry to hear your holiday didn't go as planned - hope you enjoyed those 48 hours before you fell ill!! (you're lookin good in the photo!)
Take it easy and take good care of yourself.

Kim Heggins said...

So sorry to hear about your vacation being cut short. Sending hugs and prayers your way!

cm said...

Proper note coming your way soon, but until then: know that I am beyond thankful that you are okay and on the road to recovery. Your positive attitude and indomitable spirit are inspirations to all of us. Hopefully, on this Thanksgiving Day, you are surrounded by family and friends, basking in the warmth of joy and love! Thinking about you, sending prayers and looking forward to connecting in the days to come!
Love and hugs,
~c

KT Fit Kitty said...

I hope you will get better soon, Patti! What a shame that your vacation was ruined! Thank you for sharing your photos - I enjoyed looking at them! Sending hugs and healing wishes!

Marybeth said...

Hanging my head in shame for being so behind! Patti I am so sorry about you ending up in the hospital and I am beyond relieved you are recovering! What a trip to the hospital...... looks like you too the long way :) So sorry about your Anniversary trip ! Keeping you in my prayers.

artful-notions said...

Dear Patti, just heard of your ordeal, and joining the above in praying for a swift and complete recovery. Sounds horrendous, especially during what was supposed to be such a happy time. Hopefully, you're on the mend and soon back on the blog! We all miss you and your talents! Hugs!

Lyn said...

So sorry to hear how you ended up spending your cruise time. Awesome to hear of Gods Grace working through all of this and I hope your feeling sooooooooo much better now.