Second cancellation


Three months shy from my unexpected spine surgery in February this year, I booked a flight to Boracay, which was recently awarded by the Travel+Leisure Magazine as the world’s best island destination for 2012. This would have been my first travel alone. But my ticket will be shelved for now and will never be used ever, as I need to take a backseat in travelling and vacationing.

Yesterday, pain in my back grew so fast that I woke up just fine, but as I progressed through the day, pain was all that I felt in my every move and that I ended my day hardly making through the staircase up to my bedroom. It was the same challenge when I needed to have the surgery done on me.

Back in 2010, I had the same planned vacation to Boracay cancelled, with all the tickets already paid. It was about a broken relationship which is a different story altogether.

Oh well. I am not going to complain. This is my body and I only have one shot at it. Lucky that I was given the chance to decide if it is a go or a no go for the travel. I am choosing not to go. This is my body and I have to obey it. I need to be well, according to my body’s own pace and time.

It cannot be hurried.

It cannot be severed.

It cannot be compromised.

Maybe next year. And I hope Boracay will still be the same (or even better). My love for the beach will gladly take a backseat. For now.

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67 thoughts on “Second cancellation

  1. Thanks for the follow! I’m sorry to hear that your pain has returned. Spinal surgery is always dicey. Keep positive! I hope you have a team of conservative health and rehabilitation specialists (chiro, PT, osteopath, acupuncture, etc). Whomever you choose to see, they can help provide some symptom relief and hopefully get you back to globe-trotting.

  2. Hi Gerry. Thanks for visiting my blog although I never thought of making my blog public. But oh well, it’s fun reading other people’s blogs so I guess there it is okay to make mine public, too. It’s nice to meet other Filipinos around. I hope you recover from your spine injury soon. Don’t worry, Boracay will still be there years and years from now. I doubt it though if it will be a better Boracay 😦 It seems that Boracay is getting too crowded every year and buildings (for hotel, resort, residence) are built even in the remotest area of the island. I first went to Boracay in 1989 and back then, there was no electricity, no malls, no bars (the bayle in the basketball court was the in thing) and no crowd. It was pure bliss. I guess business is so good, the reason why all the hotels, restaurants are sprouting everywhere. 😦 Of course, the beach is still the best for me… What is important is that you are well and Im sure, you will be able to visit Boracay. Be well.

    • Hello. Yes, it’s fun knowing other people of the same interest as yours. Lucky you, for you have seen the Boracay before it has seen development. I really hope to get there soon. For now, I need to be well. So that I could enjoy my travels more in the future. Keep in touch! πŸ™‚

  3. I wish you the best and strength and recovery to enjoy your trip. Yes it is indeed best to listen to your body. I pray you will be able to go to Boracay the next time you book your trip!

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ Well, I need to condition myself first. I will let you know of my Boracay trip soon! πŸ™‚ I see that you’re an HR practitioner, too. Cool!

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