I only go to Vegas once a year. It's the only time the whole year I am not responsible for another human being (I'm a wife and Mom as well as a teacher of middle school kids) and it's a trip I look forward to all year. Halfway through last year's trip I got food poisoning and spent 36 hours in bed or in the bathroom and couldn't enjoy any food until days after I was home. This year's trip was to be my DO-OVER and I have planned and looked forward to it since I got home from last year's trip. Several days ago I was hospitalized after getting sicker than I've ever been in my life. Turns out I had the worst gallbladder attack of my life with an impacted stone that became infected. 4 different meds by IV in the hospital and then 3 prescriptions to take when I got home. Obviously, I'm headed for surgery which thankfully they didn't feel was necessary when I was in the hospital but will be getting referred to a surgeon later this week. I leave on Sunday the 17th and once again, it looks like I won't be enjoying any really good meals in Vegas once again. Need to keep the diet bland and low fat until surgery. And one of the prescription meds I'm on has serious reactions with alcohol (violent vomiting and cramps) so I've been advised to stop that med 2 days before I go. The irony is that the last gallbladder attack (and they were nowhere near the severity of this one) I had was several years ago, and since then I've lost about 150 pounds and figured the weight loss and healthier lifestyle resolved any gallbladder issues I had. Grr. Ok, rant over....carry on.