Hi All ! Made it home safe and sound. Wish I was still there. The cabin was 20 feet from the waves rolling in and splashing against the rocks all night with a steady breeze. It was so peaceful. The first good full nights sleep in a long time. We did everything that Kris and Barb suggested and more. Took lots of pictures wish I could share them but 181 pictures is a bit to much. As painful as it was I did swim with the dolphins and actually got a ride as well. They are so powerful I wish Ihad just a quarter of their strenght. I did hoola a bit at the luau with five dancers in coconut bikinis and grass skirts. They picked me out of crowd of 200 and had me go back stage and dress up up as a Hawaiian King and helped with the closing number. The joke was on them Ha! I had a little more hip movement than what they expected. We took the submarine ride in Wakiki which was great.
Got to see white tip shark, sea turtles, and many fishes. Also natural and man made reefs where most of the fishes hide from predators. Finally the dreaded shopping! If there is a store Valerie has to check it out. Doesn't mean she'll buy anything but it has to be checked out. Wore me to a frazzle. The only CC problems I had was swollen feet and ankles everyday and quite a bit of left shoulder pain radiating down the arm. Very little liver pain. Glad I took all my meds with me though. Well, reality has already struck and will be starting back up chemo on the 20th. Well that's maybe. I'm going to have some consideration on radiation of this shoulder as well. Going on vacation and getting that sand and dolphin therapy was great. I found a relaxation CD at walmart that sounded exactly like the waves in Hawaii outside of our cabin. Like magic it put us right to sleep. I did get a chance to check in on the site one time and noticed some good news floating around. I also so read some unfortunate happenings as well. Michelle, My deepest sympathy for you! When your ready to deal with your loss you'll know. God's Strenght to you.
P.S. Thanks to my Daughter for such a nice Christmas and Anniversary gift. She is a sweetheart!
Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)