B and I decided in early 2009 that we were going to get away during the 'holiday season' this year. As most of you know in 2008 after spending nearly two weeks in the hospital I had a feeding tube place the day after Thanksgiving. Shortly after the procedure I went home and started the roughly three month mental healing process. The feeding tube or g-tube for short, radically changed my life. This was another reminder of my CF.
B and I searched for about 2 months trying to find the perfect vacation destination. This destination needed to be calming, we needed to have access to clean water for the g-tube feedings, and a descent bed. We also both wanted to go somewhere warm. We finally decided on Jamaica.
Dunn's River Falls - Ocho Rios
Snorkeling in Ocho Rios
It was the most amazing, invigorating, and healing vacation I have ever been on. The ocean is so beautiful, mesmerizing and of course calming. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort and I am so thankful we did. With this being my first time on vacation since having the g-tube I wanted to feel comfortable, which I did.
B and I would lay on the beach in the early mornings. While relaxing we would plan the afternoons activities. One day the skies opened up and poured, that day was a spa day! Another day we spend shopping in the town of Ocho Rios. We truly slept in, kept a loose agenda and tried to soak up the slow pace of vacation life.