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50th Birthday and 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration in Aruba!!!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Aruba was absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous blue skies, crystal blue water, tropical breezes, oh my goodness!

The trip started out a little rough. I had an allergic reaction to something on the plane (possibly a new allergy to peanuts at 50 years old). I broke out in hives, itched like crazy and was swollen terribly. The stewardess called for medical assistance and I was treated on the plane but things only got worse once we landed. The hives were more intense and I ended up in the emergency room twice my first two days there. So much for an exciting 50th birthday. My blood pressure dropped to 97/65, I was dizzy, dehydrated and sick. On the 2nd day when my face, mouth (inside and out), ears and everything starting swelling, my husband called back home to my cousin who's a doctor and she told him to get me back to the hospital quick for a steroid shot because my throat could close in my sleep. My throat had gotten swore, I lost my voice and developed a cough. But God is faithful! They got the treatment right the 2nd time and my vacation got started on the 3rd day. God even sent a christian gentlemen (James Vernon) to lead us to a pharmacy late night so I could get my meds.

The rest of my trip was beautiful! I loved the atmosphere, the people, everything! I cannot wait to go back and enjoy an entire vacation there.
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  • LIZARDG7
    Happy belated Birthday and Anniversary! I've had hives and swelling just like you did and landed in the hosp, too. I found out I'm very allergic to eggs. It can happen any time to any one. Glad you enjoyed at least part of the trip. Lizzie
    4337 days ago
  • OREAD_1
    Happy late B-day! Sorry it was a rough start. We can develop new allergies every day the last years of our lives. No mater how old we get. Another reason to log our food. Just think if you had a few new things.
    4338 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2095157
    I'm glad you enjoyed the trip after such a rocky start. Happy belated birthday and anniversary.
    4338 days ago
  • LILSHINE
    Oh wow! Happy belated birthday and anniversary. I'm happy you were able to salvage the rest of your trip. It truly pays to be able to call on God when those that should know what they're doing don't.
    4338 days ago
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