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Grey Owl’s Cabin

Well this sucks.

Six months ago I booked off some time to go to Grey Owl’s Cabin this weekend with Mark and Wendy.  We had bought new backpacks, a lot of gear, and we were ready to go.

On Friday I went in for my wound treatment and had the last conversation with a doctor about my leg.  The infection which they can’t kill has spread to my bone and bone marrow.  Not only that but looks increasingly like it is MRSA.

I knew things were messed up and I know that I am looking at some surgeries and a painful process ahead which is why I decided to do this now and not later.  There may not be a later (or at least a later with two feet).

So as much as it hurt me to do this, I agreed to not go on the trip.  Deep down I thought I could have done it but being 20km from no where with a serious inflection in my foot, ankle, and leg was not wide.   There are some treatments that they can do in the meantime and hopefully that makes a difference.  To be honest, the infection has been taking a toll on my entire body.

We are going to try again on August 21st and 22nd and do it over two nights and take Oliver this time.  We will break it into two night and instead of three.

So we unpacked three backpacks tonight and I realized that a long road ahead for my foot keeps getting even longer.