even at Weddings.
There I said it... but why?
This past July my fiancé and I flew from Arizona to upstate New York for the nuptials of my friend....
About 1 hour into the flight the fiancé started having what was described as "an upset stomach." No problem, we thought, we're lactose intolerant- stomach aches happen. It continued to progress, and the symptom became more severe. By the time we landed it was apparent I would need to drive. So he took pain killers and I drove us to the Bed and Breakfast we were staying at...when we got there it was nearly 10pm. That is when the pain started to localize to his right side, he became feverish and broke out into a cold sweat.
Yup for a male in otherwise good health that is the absolutely ONLY diagnosis for his type of symptoms. We broke out the handy dandy GPS, which I never leave the state without (because... emergencies happen), and followed the hospital signs....
So it's nearly 11pm the night before my friend's wedding... and where were we?
The Cayuga Medical Center... which for your knowledge has wonderful physicians, nurses, and overlooks one of the fingerlakes. And my fiancé was seen and scheduled for surgery at 8am.
His appendix was removed and we missed the wedding. But we did get snapshots, doesn't my friend R look beautiful?
Anyway it was this very experience (and the fact that 100% of our guests are from out of town) that led us to put the following information into our OOT folders...
Although we hope you will not need to use this information, we thought it best to include in case of emergency. We learned the hard way that knowing where the closest medical facility is, even when at an out-of-town wedding, is very important. Dirk had his appendix out at just such an occasion this year.Verde Valley Medical Center- Sedona Campus(928)204-3000 or 911 in case of emergency
3700 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ
Sedona Urgent Care(928) 203-48132530 W Highway 89A # A, Sedona, AZ
Are you a worrier? Will you be including any medical information in any form for your guests? Do you have an "emergency plan" for your wedding?