For those of you following along, you know we finally got back on the road again after searching for a new motor coach and spending two weeks in Bremen, Indiana. We were so excited to have made the choice to move on and start seeing some of the sites we wanted to see. That all came to a screeching halt however in more than one way on Wednesday when we left.
Way #1… A Prevost tour bus comes onto an entrance ramp much to fast thus being forced into our lane via momentum. And by that we
mean 1/3rd of their coach was in our lane. Now seeing we were at highway speed, we had nowhere to go but get as close to the cement barrier on the left side of the road as we could. Well that was not far over enough for as we went by, the mirrors collided. We stopped, they stopped, and that was that really.
Only good news is that our entire mirror assembly was not knocked off and we only lost all the glass out of the passenger mirror. We used the side camera to make it the rest of the way. Could not say the same for the Prevost as they had no driver mirror nor side cameras.
They set a stent into place to help expand the duct and that needs at least a week and then David will go in again to have the same surgery on Friday the 30th. And with that…all the pain that goes with it, again. After that, we will still need to wait another week to have the second stent removed. Then David needs to recover and then we can move on. Good news, he was able to come back to the coach and rest there instead of staying in the hospital that whole time.
He did however have some great views from the 9th floor of the hospital. Looks like a nice city.
Way #2…The Stone! And by that we mean Kidney Stone! We limped on to our stop , a KOA, where we were to stay two nights before moving on to get somewhere we wanted to be. Well, fast forward to 3AM Thursday morning and David is taken to the ER with kidney stone pain. He was in so much pain he required not 1, not 2, not even 3, but 4mg of intravenous Dilaudid and he was still awake! They took him for a CT scan and turns out he has a 6mm Kidney Stone and it would require surgery. He was admitted to Meriter Hospital for pain control and surgery was set for Friday.
Seeing the procedure would require a stent to be put into place and then removed a week later, we would be here, Madison, Wisconsin, for over a week.
But nope, it does not end there. David went in for surgery and again we are handed another setback…they could not reach the stone to blast it. He will require another surgery.
So we came here for two nights and will be here for close to three weeks. We have NOTHING really to do here. This KOA is the only full hook-up campground close enough to the city and hospital. However it takes a good 35-40 minutes to get there from the campground. The park is small, the sites are just places to stop with not really any space, but the owner’s and staff are very nice. They were all booked for the up and coming Labor Day weekend but they were able to move people around so that we could stay put.
Hey, at least we have time to fix the mirror and the parts did arrive which David ordered before the kidney stone attack.
So…stopped cold by a Prevost and a Stone with yet another painful surgery to come. It just keeps getting better.