June 01, 2016

Preparing for Alaska Trip

Preparing for departure to Alaska on May 21 – I actually booked most of this trip before I decided to take my World Cruise. I fly to Fairbanks on May 21, stay three nights and do some sightseeing then board the Alaska Railroad for the 4 hour train to Denali National Park. After spending two nights in Denali, I board the train again for a seven and a half hour trip to Anchorage.

In Anchorage I will meet up with my family and some other friends for the cruise portion of the trip ending in Vancouver BC. Our flights back to Orlando are night flights, just to make the time adjustment a little more difficult.

In my three weeks since concluding the World Cruise I caught up on all my doctor appointments, and everything went smooth until a little less than 48 hours before I was to be at Orlando International for departure. I had noticed a slight decrease in vision in one eye. After my ophthalmologist ran a number of tests he immediately scheduled an appointment the following morning with a specialist. Needless to say I was a little concerned that my travel plans might be in jeopardy.

The next morning after two and a half hours and numerous tests and pictures, I was given an injection in my left eye and told "yes", I could fly and have a good time in Alaska. The injection left the one eye quite uncomfortable and me looking like a monster from a horror movie. With one eye oozing, and both eyes dilated I went home and rested for the afternoon. The last 30 minutes of packing would have to wait until after dinner.

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