Well I am at the Cancer Clinic tomorrow for a series of tests. I guess “cancer clinic” and tests says about all it needs to.
The cancer they are testing for is almost “always fatal” according to the literature I have read about it. The good news is that if it is found right away, it can be cured. The bad news is that I am well past “right away”. From what I have been told and read, the symptoms I am showing are consistent with both a type of cancer and this long term infection. In 4% of cases, it is cancer. Since it is a fast acting cancer… well you get the drift. While there is a 1 in 25 chance that I am screwed, there is a 24/25 chance that I will be okay. Of course with it being election season, the margin of error is…
To be blunt, I don’t expect them to find cancer but something is wrong with my ankle and foot that is beyond the infection. I can feel something in my ankle. From what I have read and been told, ankles kind of mutate when they have a bone marrow infection, so it could just be that.
That being said, if they tell me I have cancer in my leg, I’ll be be able to say…. well I don’t know what I am going to say. Nothing witty comes to mind right now. I’ll have a witty line ready for Tuesday.
As for around here, the focus will always be on next summer. Wendy wrote up our plans for 2016, which is to spend about 10 days in a rustic Banff National Park campsite and use it as a basecamp to explore a lot of trails around Lake Louise and Banff. We picked out a 2 person hiking tent for next year and I intend, well hope to use it.