Wednesday, May 9, 2007


We finally arrived at the marina Friday afternoon. Most of our friends were already there. We were planning to leave the dock first thing Saturday morning and head for Smith Point with the Texas Mariners Cruisers Association or TMCA (check them out at We were really looking forward to getting out on the water and visiting with our TMCA friends.

Different Drummer resides on Pier 4 at Blue Dolphin Marina. Our friend from Pier 4, Bill Nowlin was planning to go with us to Smith Point and then hopefully to sail with us over to Double Bayou on Sunday. We got settled in on the boat and headed out to the TMCA dock party for a few minutes then to the grocery store to provision for being out on the boat for at least four days. We wanted to get out there and enjoy some time sailing and just being together before the big surgery.

Unfortunately Troy started feeling really nauseous. He was feeling worse by the minute. We finally decided that we needed to re-think leaving the dock the next morning. We were concerned that the Lovenox (blood thinner) shots were making him sick, but we knew that he needed to continue the shots. He was taking both of his anti-nauseous medications and they just weren’t working. We decided to wait and see what the morning would bring.

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