So what has all this got to do with cruising I hear you all ask ?
Well, the two main causes of the above are gall stones or alcohol, both of which have been ruled out in my case.
But as part of my recovery plan, I have been told " no alcohol for six months"
And guess what ? Yes, there is a cruise booked (Northern Lights) that falls in that six month period
So it will be a first for me, a cruise and no alcohol :-(
Still it could be worse