If things had gone as planned I would be in Vegas this Friday living it up, but it wasn't meant to be. Seriously, can you imagine going to the ER for one thing, but end up having emergency surgery for something else? My mom had to have emergency surgery to remove her parathyroid and thyroid 2 weeks ago. Her calcium level was dangerously high, and her bp stayed in the high 200 range the first couple of days which was scary as hades. The doctors were shocked that she being 76 had never been on bp meds before, but in all honesty she never had an issue with her bp before. After a 10 day stint in the hospital, she's doing well. Although I was shocked to know that when a person has their parathyroid removed they go thru withdrawals .i.e jitters, shakes, anxiety, really bad cold spells when it's like 90 degrees outside and feeling like your body is in constant chaos. Unfortunately, this will go on until her body has adjusted to no longer having a parathyroid. All in all I'm so thankful to GOD for bringing my mom thru this shocking turn of events. So with that said, if she continue to heal progressively, hubby and I will be in Vegas for our Anniversary in August. If not that's cool also. God knows each day he blesses her to be here with us is priceless.