The trip to The Big Island was planned to celebrate my 5-year wedding anniversary to SW. I nervously booked tickets months in advance. I suppressed thoughts of “will I be well enough to travel” and clicked purchase.
So here I am, vacationing with my wonderful husband and with my cancer too. It really is possible! I’ve heard of others doing it and it always sounded like they did it with much ease. Well, I did not. I was quite nervous, worried, and even a little reluctant to hop on the plane. All of these feelings were new since the invader was identified.
Celebrating the big 5-year day was as typical as any other middle class American vacationing in Hawaii. We dove to see beautiful rare Hawaiian corral, snorkeled with dolphins, and dined at a beautiful ocean front restaurant while watching manta rays feast on plankton. Sure, if I was cancer free we may have been celebrating with camping/climbing in Zion (in Utah) or my favorite HorsePens 40 (in Alabama) but Hawaii ain’t half bad.