Wednesday, September 21, 2005

What next?

So I'm sitting here with an Ace bandage wrapped around my left foot. Yesterday was our first port day since the first full day of the trip (when we stopped at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island). We were anchored off of Grand Cayman and tendered in on small (80+ people) boats. We decided to head over to the island a little earlier than we needed to for our excursion in order to check out the shopping. We made it through one shop before I lost my footing on a raised sidewalk (about 3 stair-steps from the main sidewalk) and fell. I don't know exactly what I've done to myself, but walking is painful (although not as bad today as yesterday). We came back to the ship and got a bandage and ice, and I sat around the suite all afternoon with my foot up. The concierge brought a wheelchair for me to use last night and it was very helpful. Today I am hobbling for now. I don't want to miss today's excursion in Cozumel, a catamaran sail with time to snorkel and swim (not sure if I'll get out of the boat or not, since I don't know how hard it will be to get back on with this bum foot). As long as my foot doesn't get worse, I'll live with it and maybe get it checked out when we get back home. The wheelchair is ours to use as long as I need it on the ship.

The kids are having a great time. Poor Halle fell asleep at dinner last night, so Brian had to carry her back to the suite. Our server actually pushed me all the way back, up the elevator from the 3rd floor to the 8th and from the aft end of the ship to the forward. I had several "cast members" offer assistance during the times I was piloting myself in the chair while Brian was busy with the kids.

Even with this setback, I'm wishing our cruise wasn't going to be over so soon. I love life on board.

10 comments:

Jenni said...

Oh, Karen. I'm so sorry that you fell! I hate it when an illness or injury interrupts a perfectly good vacation! I hope that this doesn't set you back too far and you are truly able to relish the remainder of your trip!

Rick J said...

Wow! Allow me to join my condolences to Jenni's. Sounds as if you're making every attempt to overcome the difficulty. And, as a parent, I'm sure you are thinking, "At least it wasn't one of the kids." Although, I guess if it had been one of them, they might not even be injured... those flexible little rascals. :-)
Soak up the remaining days!!

Goldberry said...

When we took our Disney Magic cruise, we had a BLAST!! I never hurt my foot (hope it gets better, soon), though. We did the Champagne Catamaran ride as our first excursion and we burned to a crisp, even with the the sunscreen we glopped on. We did the nature hike (my favorite!!) and we snorkeled at Castaway Cay! We had the best time of our lives and we WILL do it again.

Caltechgirl said...

Sounds like such a blast except for your poor foot, although it sounds like they've gone out of their way to make it fun even though you're hobbling around.

Have fun!

Peggy said...

Glad your foot isn't keeping you from enjoying the trip! You will love Cozumel... spent 14 days there.. you must get in the water... beautiful and you can see so many things. I scuba dived and didn't want to come back up it was so beautiful

kym said...

Sorry about your foot...but glad you are still enjoying yourself. Enjoy Mexico! Don't let the hurricane rain on your parade!

Thumper said...

Ouch ouch ouch ouch! Use and abuse the wheelchair...they can be fun if you go real fast and ty to run people over...

DJG said...

Glad the foot is not slowing you down. I am jealous. I love the cruises!

Hope the rest of your trip is GREAT!!

jlybn123 said...

You are doing something I've always wanted to do...I so envy you right now.

Don't feel bad about the foot, I'm sure you will work around it and hopefully it's just a lil sprained. (I just took a 10 day houseboat trip, and did tons of waverunning only 9 days after having gallbladder surgery!) It made things a tad bit more difficult, but I'm sooo glad I hung in there and went! I hope that you will be too!

Oreo said...

Poor Karen! I feel for you. Enjoy the rest of your time away & be safe down there!

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