Well, had what I considered a bad cold. Decided it was hanging on to long and went to the doctor.
With 6 days to go before our cruise I have bronchitis.
On heavy meds, so hopefully by next Wednesday I'll shake this thing. Still will remain on the meds for 4 days past the embarkation. Even if I get confined to the cabin, it will be better than staying here.
Wish me luck, my wife and I need this cruise.
Round trip San Francisco Mex Riv, Mercury May 4, 2005
Sea of Cortez on Ryndam 9-28-2005
Round trip Los Angeles to Hawaii, Summit March 26, 2006
Post Edited (04-28-05 19:10)
__________________ Ready to Steer towards another cruise
I've been sick since last Saturday, with what at first seemed flu-like symptoms, even though I had the flu shot!
Now it just feels like a sinus infection
I leave on the Valor May 8th (coming down to Miami the day before), and if I don't feel better by Saturday (maybe tomorrow afternoon if I can get out of work early enough) I will go to my Doctor and see if she can't give me something to shake whatever this thing is! We definitely don't want to be sick on our vacations - good grief!
Bummer, Steve. But look at it this way: by the time you board, you'll be on the road to recovery with the help of medication.
When we entered the terminal in San Pedro, the first thing we had to do was fill out a little card stating that we hadn't felt any symptoms, such as fever, the runs, cough, nausea, etc. Thank heaven, we didn't. People probably lie, though it's hard to cover the symptoms of a bad cold.
Steve: I hope you feel better soon...but please stay away from me! I leave Monday night for my cruise!
Mary Lou Scanlon
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Lie, lie, lie if they ask you if you've been sick lately! By the time you get there, you probably won't be contagious anyway, so lie! Nothing will cure you like some heavy duty antibiotics and a cruise.
The drugs should kick in soon and you have 6 days left before you leave. Make sure to take all the pills, even if you feel better.
Hey Steve, usually takes 24 to 48 hours for anitbiotics to kick in. Drink lots and lots of water. (No alot more than that.) It helps flush the system and get the junk out faster. Don't (Do NOT) stop taking your meds until they are finished. And unfortunately alcohol reduces the effectivness of most antib. so go easy until your done. Have a fantastic cruise.
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MS OOSTERDAM 2008
Good luck I just cruised on the Legend in early April, just in time for my cruise actually the week before I came down with a horrible cough, when I boarded the plane from Chicago every single person on it seemed to have the exact same cough. I felt crappy and only took cough suppresants in pill form, I apologized to my roomate who did not know me, thank God she was so nice and said I didn't keep her up all night. I drank plenty of green tea on the ship, took herbal supplements and felt better by about the 3rd day, I did pretty much lose my voice for a day or so. Then a nice girl in our group came down with it, which made me feel bad. But being at sea made it all better, and I was fine by the end of the cruise, the fresh air and sunshine will perk you right up, get as much sleep as you can before you go and eat lots of fruit and veggies, good luck.
Steve, honey....... I speak from experience....... being sick on a cruise beats the hell out of being sick at home. Take your meds til they're gone, drink more fluids than you think you can hold, stay away from alcohol til you finish the meds, relax, enjoy, and have a GREAT CRUISE! I know you'll have fun.