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My April Trip has been canceled!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Yesterday I talked to DeAnna (DD in IN) and found out that the virus has been tested positive in their town and in Indianapolis where I would be flying into when I go there in April. She advised me to cancel the flight as the warnings for air travel has been issued at her company—no big meetings, no flying—just computer conferences (or whatever you call them—not around when I was working years ago). II had been looking forward to this trip and what fun DeAnna and I would have—visiting for several day now that I am feeling so much better and able to go again. Oh well, thank goodness I did take insurance out for the plane trip so it is not going to cost me financially but still a bummer. I had made plans to meet another SP friend up there and was so looking forward to that as we have become such good friends without meeting each other personally. Now that will have to be pushed back to another time.

I don’t mean to be negative and trying hard not to. This too will pass and I know there is a reason for whatever happens.

Some asked me about the cardio rehab I have been going to. IT IS GREAT!!! I advise anyone that has any heart procedures to participate in a rehab program. I can only speak of what they do here at our local hospital Wellness Center. I wear a heart monitor, blood pressure and oxygen level is checked prior, during and after the hour of exercise (walking, machines, strength exercises) and it has increased my confidence that all is well and I am able to do things. 1 example that shocked me was about 1 month after I started the program, I walked up 1 flight of stairs and thought I would pass out or someone would call the ambulance to come get me as I was so out of breathe. Yesterday I had to walk up the the same flight of stairs because the elevator was not working and I was fine. Needless to say, I will start using the stairs more often now and not be afraid that I am going to pass out. LOL. I can now pick up the 30 pound bag of dog food and be fine. To others, this may seem not much but for me living alone, it means a lot to keeping my independence. I admit I am afraid of losing it as I definitely do not want to live with any of my family permanently. I do love them all dearly but don’t think they would make good roommates. LOL. I am smart enough to be ok with not climbing up ladders and keeping my feet on the ground, not running—didn’t do a lot of running when I was younger so don’t think it is a smart idea to change at 70. LOL. I have to laugh and joke about things to lighten up my life. When life becomes dark and gloomy, it is not much of a life.

Thanks to all that have supported and encouraged me on this journey. I will keep on keeping on and do my best to stay happy. Love y’all bunches and pray all stays healthy!
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  • DEE107
    405 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Thank goodness you took out the insurance on your trip, at least your not out the money you paid. It is sad that people have to cancel their trips, but us over 65 need to be especially careful. I have a friend here in our senior park that she and her husband cancelled their trip to Italy, believe it was scheduled for April. They only got a very small percentage of their ticket prices back. They were told if it gets to where it gets to a category 3 then they may get some more back. Doubt if the airlines really care, they got their money. Then all the transportation they paid for while in Milan and Rome, they don't get anything for that back. It was suppose to be their trip of a lifetime. She is disappointed, but said there is no way she was travelling over seas to an area that is already having the virus problem. Maybe by sometime this summer things will be in a better place for all the countries with this world problem we all are facing at present.
    406 days ago
    Sorry about your trip being put off. That's smart right now! You would not catch me on a plane or cruise right now! Scary virus!
    Happy to hear your rehab is going well and you're getting stronger. Thanks for the update- was concerned about you. Take care...Love and emoticon to you.
    406 days ago
    Sorry about the trip but you may be able to go later and what great news about your therapy and exercise ... go you :)
    407 days ago
    I am sorry that your trip has to be postponed but I am glad you're being as safe as possible. I am glad you are getting stronger everyday and learning all the new things you are now capable to do.
    407 days ago
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    OH, Linda Kay I am SO bummed FOR you AND your FRIEND who was looking so forward to meeting up with you!!!! But I know you know as I do it will happen all in good time!!! And it will even be BETTER!!!!!! You and I have been together so long and I know that we just as your friend will just wait for the perfect time for it to happen!

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    407 days ago
    emoticon to hear about your trip..I know others that certain things have been canceled.. emoticon
    407 days ago
    Thank you for this post....
    I am sorry that you were advised to cancel your trip...
    or should I say .. postpone your trip ???

    But it made my day when you talked about your cardiac rehab...
    I remember when you were not so sure about it.. I am glad that it is
    working well for you...
    Do they have an open gym time that you can continue to use the facilities
    after you graduate from the "Rehab" sessions?
    locally one can continue for a very nominal fee.. free if that is all you can afford
    to use the the equipment during hours when staff is present but not being used
    by a 'ReHab Class".
    Something to check out.. here the staff will check your BP or coach a wee bit when asked specific questions.
    Anyway... so glad things are going well --- health rehab wise
    407 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/10/2020 2:53:42 PM
    Well, Better Safe Than Sorry! It's a shame Your Trip had to be Canceled. You Are ☆SPARKLING in Your Rehab efforts!
    407 days ago
    Wow - but better safe and sorry....so many things being cancelled. I hear that the virus is in our area (South Texas) but it is hush / hush.

    407 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Enjoy the day
    407 days ago
    Sorry that your trip has been cancelled. Stay safe & well.
    407 days ago
    what a shame. emoticon Sounds like you're doing well ikkle turtle emoticon
    407 days ago
  • POSEY440
    407 days ago
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