I love the warmth, the sun and the blue waters, My favorite vacation spot was Mexico. My favorite activity was frolicking on the beaches of Tulum.
Those were the days before my cookie fiasco (See Listen To Erma - She Knows...) and IT struck. (See IT Struck Again Last Night - What Is IT????)
This past weekend was tough. I suffered with a horrific headache, the kind that blinds you, makes you dizzy and causes nausea. It started Friday and went on until Monday, and even this morning, Tuesday, 5/2/17, it is still lingering.
Not only did I have a headache, but one side of my face was swollen. You couldn't see it, but I felt it. My nostril was closed, I couldn't breathe out of it. My whole cheek was swollen, my eye socket hurt, my jawline hurt.
I called the allergist/immunologist yesterday to ask about the swelling. (See My Second Visit With the Extraordinary New Doctor April 21, 2017) I told her I'm taking all my allergy medication and also took Advil Cold And Sinus. For some reason, I can take that without a problem. Although, they don't want me taking too much due to the recent kidney failure. (See Why Was I Gaining Weight? Why Couldn't I Lose Weight? Part Two)
The allergist feels that this is due to a high pollen season. She advised me to keep all windows closed (I do) and to use the air conditioner (I do). I do not believe it's a sinus infection or a problem with my teeth. I've seen the dentist for this previously, thinking it was the teeth. This is not the first time I've suffered this swelling!
I just want to be NORMAL again. I want to do normal things and eat normally. I used to love half a corn muffin with cream cheese for breakfast. The first time I ordered that while traveling, the waitress looked at me like I had three heads. Apparently, it's a New York thing. (See Foods And Drinks That Originated In Or Are Associated With New York Part 1)
If I could escape this reality, I'd definitely fly to a tropical location. I'd watch what I ate, but I'd eat normally and maybe even taste a little bit of foods from my past just for fun! (See Memories - Vintage Foods From Years Gone By)
After dinner, there would be some night swimming - my absolute favorite time to be in the pool!
Of course, I would end the night with another glass of wine or a light cocktail at the swing bar if I were in Akumal, Mexico. No.... not swinger, swing! You sit on swings at the bar.
Of course, a good night's sleep so the next day could be spent on the gorgeous beach! Jumping waves was my favorite.
I just have to go back in time to when things where normal! I miss my buddy, Iggy. Yes, I named him Iggy. I think it was a him anyway. Who is Iggy you ask? He's the Iguana that would hang with me and sun himself daily by the pool as I swam with friends at our condo in Mexico! I know, I know, the name is not very original, but it suited him!
I do miss traveling!
- My sister and brother-in-law just came back from California.
- My son and his girlfriend just took a Disney cruise and then another trip to Disney in Orlando.
- My daughter and her boyfriend, my niece and her boyfriend and several other couples are taking a cruise in a few weeks.
- My sister and brother-in-law and my nephew and his girlfriend are going to Punta Cana in a few months and my other sister and her family are joining them! They are staying at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace resort.
How would you escape reality if money and time were no object? Leave comments on this blog post. Tell us all about your favorite adventures or your dream adventures!
FUN FACT: The Corona Beer Commercials are filmed in Tulum, Mexico!
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