Paradise has proved to be full of challenges. Of course, there is the cost, but we knew that going in (though not to the extent we're experiencing). I had a migraine land me in the ER the 2nd week I was here. I broke my arm on my birthday in December. Still going to PT from that. My husband had chest pains when he arrived, and he ended up having open heart surgery on April 4th!
But the Spirit of Aloha is strong here. Because of my troubles, people have opened their hearts, and helped out. It is very touching. I don't know if I would have met or gotten to know some of these people as well if I had been doing my daily grind.