No, that is not a typo. That’s right, after an eight-year drought my family is going to not just one Disney park, but two! I am going to dust off my Mouse ears next month when we head to Disneyland for two days because my son’s steel drum band is performing. I am so excited to see him play up on the Disney stage. Then about a month later, we head to Disneyworld for our dream vacation.
As you might remember in my Chicken Soup for the Soul story, we were saving up to go to Disneyworld once I was healthy enough after my bone marrow transplant. It has been 6 years since my transplant. It’s been really hard to save up money when my medical bills keep piling up. Not to mention my medicines are so expensive. One pill is over $11,000 a month! I am lucky to have insurance, but I still have a high out of pocket deductible.
Also, my health has not gotten better like I’d hoped. Since transplant, I’ve had so many complications. I had a stroke in 2015. As I mentioned in my previous post, just this year alone I was diagnosed with 3 more rare illnesses! I can’t wait until I am healthier to go because who knows if it will ever happen?
So, Carpe Diem. Or in this case, Carpe Disney! I decided to use the tax return money and will put the rest on our brand new Disney credit card so we can finally fulfill one of the goals I planned while getting treatment. My family will be going to Disneyworld for the first time. I am hoping to be able to afford three day tickets, but even if we can only afford one day it doesn’t matter as long as my son and husband are there with me, and our family is making happy memories again.
Be sure to follow my Instagram for tons of pics and Twitter for fun updates during the trip in May.
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