I’ve been admitted to hospital in Fresno California for 2 nights! I was on the bus tour in Yosemite and I started vomiting thinking I had motion sickness because the bus was hot and very winding road again. Anyway 12 hours after the bus trip I was still vomiting and could not stop. I had no diarrhoea and had pain that would go away after I vomited only to return again in 30 to 60 minutes later. Also feeling my abdomen I had a small painful swelling size of a 50 cent coin in my right groin. Anyway Rick said you could have a obstructed hernia and I said no it’s probably just gastro! Anyway after vomiting the whole night I had to admit I could have a bowel obstruction! We drove from Oakhurst to Fresno which was 50 miles and I was still vomiting in the metal salad bowl. There are 4 hospitals in Fresno and we went to the County hospital which is like a public hospital in Australia. There was a guy in a glass booth in the front emergency entrance with a gun in his belt who asked me why I’ve got a metal bowl! We had to put our bags through a security scanner and went into triage. I was in a line of half dozen people and this guy who I presume was a drug addict said to me ” do you want my chair”! I was really dehydrated so could barley stand, so very pleased with his good manners – when called from the line we gave the chair to a young negro lady who was clutching her right side in distress. They triaged me as unwell so I moved quickly through the system. I saw several nurses and doctors was given IV fluid and IV Ondansetron which made me feel a lot better. I had a CAT scan that confirmed I had a small bowel obstruction caused by an inguinal hernia and went to theatre at around midnight , after they had finished on a guy with a gun shot wound to the chest. Fresno is a very busy trauma hospital. I stayed 2 nights after my surgery till I could eat a meal. I had fantastic treatment. The bill will be about $24,000, and NAB MasterCard will hopefully cover it.