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Had to cancel our cruise

Postby Toongirl » 24 Sep 2018 21:40

We were supposed to sail to Sweden tomorrow with Fred Olsen on Balmoral. Unfortunately, my husband’s Spinal problems have taken a turn for the worse. At the same time his Parkinson's symptoms have kicked in and his mobility has deteriorated rapidly (hopefully temporarily)
He saw the doctor on Thursday who felt he wasn’t well enough to go. He knew this himself really and a few days before this I approached FO and asked firstly, if we could transfer to another cruise at a later date (no, we couldn’t) and I asked if I could take a collapsible lightweight wheelchair (no to that as well)
So instead of packing our cases today, I’ve just moped around a bit!
It’s very disappointing as we were really looking forward to this cruise. At the moment it seems that holidays are out for us for the foreseeable future at least.
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Postby bobbyoscar » 24 Sep 2018 22:09

Angela, I am so sorry to hear this. I do hope that it is temporary and gets sorted quickly and then once he is back to relatively good health, you can look forward to a holiday which you both deserve.
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Postby grannyM » 25 Sep 2018 10:17

What a disappointment. I am so sorry about this latest health problem for your husband Angela making the cancellation necessary. I do hope he feels better soon. :(
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Postby hazel20 » 25 Sep 2018 11:12

What a disappointment and a worry for you. I hope that things improve quickly xx
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Postby CGBOWLER » 25 Sep 2018 13:06

I am sorry to hear this bad news.
We are both enduring ill health but we are coping with living in our own house at the moment.
I hope things improve for you.
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Postby Toongirl » 25 Sep 2018 13:43

Thank you all. It’s very disappointing and I cried all day after I’d cancelled (softy) but I know it was the right decision. I should be making my way to North Shields at this very moment!
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Postby tobysgranny » 25 Sep 2018 14:42

So sorry to hear this Angela. You must be so disappointed. I do wish that cruiselines could be a bit more flexible when things like this happen.

I am off to see the Cardiologist next week so I’m hoping all is well following the cardioversion I had done in June. Now starts the battle with insurance which I have held off doing anything about until I have had this appointment.

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Postby Gillzajoker » 25 Sep 2018 16:06

Oh dear, so sorry to hear that, Angela! I hope he gets well soon and that
a cruise will be on the cards for you in the near future! :D :D
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Postby Meg50 » 25 Sep 2018 18:48

what a bummer...

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Postby judgegeoff » 26 Sep 2018 03:52

So sorry to hear your news Angela, I sincerely hope that things improve for you very soon.
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