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 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.