I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

First "real" Vacation Post Transplant!!

Thanks to my amazing Mother-in-law (and my awesome hubby) I went on my first ever cruise! It was a short 4 day cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy cruising and I must say I am surprised at how much I LOVED it. We could have never afforded the trip without the help of my Mother in law and Bryan's grandmother. I'm so grateful. What a great opportunity to escape my health stress even if it was just for a short week. 
I drank lots of mixed drinks(virgin)...especially the Mango Margaritas🍹🍹I filled up on cocktail shrimp every night and loved relaxing by the pool. I did get a funky reaction to the sunlight despite wearing sunscreen 😩 (due to post transplants meds I'm sure)

I'm hoping to do a longer cruise next year to celebrate my 10 year anniversary of my double lung transplant. I'm thinking a Caribbean cruise?!  🌴🌴👙🍹
Now it's back to reality for me...fighting SSDI & work on getting health insurance. I'm grateful for the beautiful life that my angel donor has given me. The good and the bad. To be healthy enough to travel and make memories with Bryan for all these years is such an incredible gift. 💕 thank you so much Angel Donor!!

1 comment:

Terrie Miles Milligan said...

That is beautiful! God bless you, your husband, and your donor! Terrie @ LungTransplantMyJourney@blogspot.com

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