Just a few days ago the wife was diagnosed for her back & leg pain. Degenerative discs and a couple are herniated. This will bring on some big hospital bills even after the surgery. As much as I want to come to the convention and my wife also, we can not go into any more debt. I know we don't have the funds for the hospital bills and doctor visits that will start to accumulate soon, on top of the ones we already have. So payment plans will probably consume all of my income for the rest of the year.
You never know, maybe some lower than expected bills and a good summer season will allow me to attend but, as for now the forecast looks bleak.
We're still in good spirits and I'm sure we'll be fine. It's good to know what has been bothering her and Tuesday she has a consultation to see where we go from here.