My Cancun Trip-disaster strikes

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    My wife and went to a really plush hotel in Cancun, MX.

    We arrived Sunday.

    Monday after breakfast we were going down steps in the hotel to the beach. The steps were uneven and my wife slipped, fell, and broke her ankle in 3 places.

    We were rushed to the hospital, and last night my wife was in surgery (including recovery) from 7 pm to 1 am.

    She is still in the hospital and should be released tomorrow.

    As of this morning our hospital bill is over $5000. I am negotiating with the hotel trying to get them to pay at least part of it.

    Some vacation.

    My poor wife in agony, all the money gone, and we couldn't enjoy any part of it.

    Thank G-D, most importantly, the surgery went well, and my wife is doing good.

    Thanks for letting me vent.
     
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    Sorry your wife was injured. Hope she heals quickly.

    That really is the vacation from hell.
     
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    what hotel?
     
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    Have some sympathy rep. Sorry for your woes. When she recovers from her injury, take her someplace nice for a better vacation.
     
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    that really sucks! My parents went there on their honeymoon, I guess my mom spent quite a bit of time in the bathroom. Don't drink the water!
    I hope your wife gets well soon, broken ankels are not fun especially that bad.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    The Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach. It's one of 3 hotels here that have a five diamond rating. It truely is a paradise.

    We even got the master suite.

    I gotta say the level of service we have had in Mexico in the hotel and the hospital far far FAR surpasses anything in the US.

    The employees can't do enough to serve you and take care of you.

    Even in the hospital the service has been great. When my wife pushed the button she got a nurse in less than a minute each and every time.

    I really feel sorry for my poor wife. It was extremely worried. She was in agony when it first happened.

    I knew it was was really bad, based on how the foot was twisted.

    I really appreciate the sympathy guys. Tomorrow I take her from the hospital.

    There is a communication issue, but they try in the hospital and in the end we do communicate.

    When I am wife my wife the focus is always on her during this "incident", but this has been extremely stressful for me, especially the waiting the five hours for the surgery and recovery.

    I also had to upgrade to first class so my wife has more room on the plane.

    What an expensive nightmare.

    Thanks again for letting me vent and listening to me.
     
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    Here please watch the video.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fO2N_czre8]YouTube - Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach[/ame]
     
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    i am so sorry...this sucks....i am glad she is gonna be fine...a broken ankle takes a while to recover from...one thing tourist should be aware of ...the medical facilities are not top notch...a friend of mine had a heart attack in cancun and had to be flown out on a private jet....luckily his son has just gotten a new credit card with a good size limit....accidents in foreign countries can be hell....

    just be glad it was only her ankle...and next time...stay closer to home...i like to vacation in my country lol...for some reason...okay maybe canada...
     
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    Always Always Always buy trip insurance if you can. We were in Fairbanks Alaska when 9-11 hit. forced us to lay low for another 7 days til they started flying again,, trip insurance paid for the hotel and all the meals..

    I hope your wife makes a smooth and swift recovery. Vacations are long anticipated and it always sucks when disaster strikes..
     
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    Thank you,

    mucho gracias
     

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