After over a year of planning, our trip to Kaua’i almost didn’t happen. Early last week my DH’s hip (which was replaced 18 months ago) started acting up and he was in a lot of pain and was having trouble walking. While being examined, x-rayed and ultra-sounded to see what was up with the hip, a mass was discovered in his abdomen. (Never did figure out the hip, but it got a little better every day and is good again now. Go figure…) He was immediately scheduled for a biopsy, which happened last Wednesday. We were still set to leave last Saturday, but weren’t sure if that was going to be possible. We found out the type of tumor it is the day after the biopsy, but we still don’t know (even even yet today) if it is malignant or benign. The doctor encouraged us to go on this trip and enjoy ourselves because as soon as we return DH is scheduled for surgery to remove the mass and depending on the news from the pathologist, he may also immediately begin chemo. Sure makes this trip extra, extra special!! I'm working on Trip Reports for the first few days, and hope to post them yet today. Just wanted to say, we are sooooo thankful to be here!