Friday, December 2, 2016

June 4, 2016

We made it to Costa Rica yesterday.  Found that my feet, especially the left one, has swollen quite a bit during the flight.  I guess this must be due to the removal of lymph nodes.  That has never happened before even on long flights and I wasn't expecting it.

We are staying at Sugar Beach Resort. It's beautiful. Our phones don't work here so if you need to contact me please use Facebook messenger or email.  We'll be checking both on at least a daily basis.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

On June 3 of 2016, we left Texas for Costa Rica not knowing exactly how long we'd stay.  We had our all of our things in storage in Austin after giving up the house we were renting.

2015 an the beginning of 2016 had been a rough time for us.  In January of 2-15 I went to the hospital in an ambulance where I was eventually diagnosed with colon cancer.  We were told at the beginning that it was a slow growing tumor that had a 95 -98% cure rate.  What we weren't told was that the treatments and complications could kill me and they almost did.  My last surgery was between Christmas and New Years.  The recovery has been tedious and at times excruciatingly slow.  Costa Rica has been a place of healing for me in many ways.

We explored quite a bit of the country and got some dental work done before returning to the US in August for my follow up appointments and to help out with some family stuff in North Carolina.  We returned to Costa Rica in October and have been living in a condo on the beach in Guanacaste.  The following posts are taken from my Facebook page where I've been trying to give my friends a balanced picture of life here.