I wanted to start a post as I physically and mentally prepare for the trip that’s been over two years in the making. Mostly for me because it’s a surprise for the kids so can’t talk much at home.
I’m not super great at using the forum so we’ll see if this turns out.
I’ve been reflecting back to November 2019. We talked about a birthday trip me for me in December since I was turning 35. Then we decided to push it to Aug 2020 for our anniversary. Of course covid happened so trip got cancelled, and then I had some suspicious health issues that no doctor would see me for (thanks lock downs). Finally, on Aug 14th 2020 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Our anniversary was on Aug 15th. DH surprised me with all things Disney that morning, even music from the parks. We ignored my diagnosis for just one day before letting reality hit and telling the family the next day.
Pic of me and my hair before it all…changed.
For every pet scan I endured out of town, I visited the Disney store that was conveniently in that same town. It almost made me look forward to the day long trips for the scans. And of course I soaked up all the time with my kids that I could.
Disaster struck again in Dec 2020 when my port got infected. I was hospitalized and needed emergency surgery. I really leaned on the liner community for some uplifting of spirits. DH took care of the kids, I felt so bad for him. It was at this point in the hospital I started my planning for a real trip. Started researching deluxe hotels, something to treat the family after all we’d been going through.
Came home in time for Christmas (also my birthday) and I don’t think I’d ever been so happy to be home.