By the time we got to Mexico, the three of us were quite exhausted, physically and emotionally, and very ready for. . . "festivities". . . . Brian had just graduated from U. of Missouri, and with this high came the distress of my dear SIL's congestive heart failure, hospitalization, and diagnosis of a need for a heart valve replacement. Brian had also gotten 2nd degree burns on his foot at his job.
After emptying Dianna's dorm room, including carrying a futon by hand across the campus, as well as moving the various and sundry refrigerator, TV, etc, we stopped to eat at about 11 pm before checking into our hotel in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, Brian had to stay up all night working on a job application. At least he was up in time for our trip to the airport at 6am!
So, when we finally arrived at our resort in Mexico, the Barcelo Riviera Mayo, we were quite ready for R&R!
You won't believe what this 54, almost 55, year old middle-aged, over-weight, woman decided to do, with thoughts of "now or never" spurring me on! I always wanted to go to Mexico, and this trip far exceeded my expectations! I can't wait to share the pictures and details with you. And even a few survival tips.
Thank you, everyone, for comments over the last several days on the graduation pictures. It's really a nice feature of blogger, being able to schedule posts in advance. And, thank you for your concern about my sister-in-law, and about Dianna in her grieving. My sister-in-law, Barb, had her valve replacement surgery yesterday. The aortic valve is suppose to be tricuspid (3 flaps); it turns out hers only had one, and her surgeon said he'd only seen this once before in his career. (It's not usual a good sign when physicians find your medical problems "interesting.")
Now, here's my nagging advice to all of you: Women REALLY DON'T experience heart problems like men do. If you find yourself short of breath and much more fatigued than usual, or with an odd, persistent cough, don't just write if off as "I'm out of shape," or , "must be an allergy." We women are way too stoic, way too often, which is why the fatality rate is much greater for women with heart problems than for men.