Is is bad that we just got back from vacation Friday night and I am already wishing we were still there?  Joe and I were very fortunate to enjoy time away in Mexico, at a luxurious, adults only, all-inclusive resort between Cancun and Isla Mujeres.  It.  Was.  Heaven.

We did a lot of nothing while we were there.  And by nothing I mean laying by the pool, swimming in the pool, wading in the pool, drinking in the pool.  Well you get my drift.  And the food there was just delicious.  We enjoyed French, Japanese/Thai, Spanish Tapas, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine for dinner.  Lunch included some buffet and some sit down meals.  And all of it was very, very good.

The weather was absolutely perfect every day.  80’s, sunny and breezy.  The accommodations were wonderful … extremely clean room and every other part of the resort.  The staff was friendly.  It wasn’t a party scene but the entertainment at night worked well in getting guests to enjoy themselves.

And of course since diabetes wasn’t part of what we were getting away from …… walking along the beach one day, I stepped on something and cut my foot.  Not a huge wound (it was actually pretty small) but enough to want to take care of it on the foot of a PWD.  I found band-aids in the gift shop and some peroxide.  That was keeping it clean and disinfected for a while but I still wished I had some antibacterial ointment.  Well one day we went to the hotel zone in Cancun to do some shopping and I decided to search for some.  I finally found some Neosporin type medicated stuff at the farmacia that cost me $18!!!  A small price to pay I suppose for not getting an infection.

There were two things that I had with me that I was very thankful for and appreciated having with me.  The first was my Kindle.  I did a lot of reading while we were away.  And I have to say it was such a pleasure reading on the Kindle not worrying about keeping pages down in the breeze while the screen was completely clear and glare free.  It was light enough to hold for long periods of time while turning the pages at the touch of a button.  (And no I do not have any association with Amazon!)

The second was my Animas Ping pump.  Kerri blogged about this recently as well and I have to agree how great it was to not have to worry about disconnecting for the pool.  When we were away last year, I was hesitant about keeping the pump on in the water.  Even knowing it is waterproof, part of me was a little skeptical.  This time I kept it clipped toward the top of my bathing suit top that way it would get wet in those moments when I actually went fully under water, but was not always submerged the whole time in the pool.  It was great.  I got lots of stares from people wondering what on earth I had clipped to me but I didn’t care.  One guy even asked me what it was and I didn’t mind telling him.  (I think he thought it was a pager + that I was a doctor!)  They probably looked strangely at the Dexcom sensor on my outer thigh too.  But all of that was okay with me.  I was enjoying my time in the sun, at the pool, just like them.  Just with a few technology devices making sure I could do that.

We’ve been slowly getting back to reality the past two days and going back to work tomorrow is going to be very, very hard!  So for now, until our next get-a-way, I will have these images to remember.  And keep me sane 🙂

6 thoughts on “Vacation.

  1. Hi! I’m a T1 who just found your blog, and I thought I’d share something. We were in Belize a month ago and I went caving with my Animas pump. Found out too late that it had a hairline crack down the battery side and it filled with water. I spent the rest of the trip taking tests and shots every 3-4 hours. Nothing I could do about it from Belize in the amount of time we had left on vacation.However, when I called the company when I got back in the States, they tole me they have a loaner program for out of country vacations, so you can take an extra pump with you. Good to know, so I thought I’d spread the word.

    1. Thanks Kel for reminding me that Animas does the loaner pumps for vacation. I did forget that however I am fortunate enough to have a Minimed pump too so I did have a spare with me for back up. I feel bad you had to deal with that on vacation but glad you know for future reference!

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