Perhaps this deserves it's own blog entry, but here's the latest update (9:00am March 17th):
Incase your reading this where you can't watch or listen to the above (like my brother who's in the Navy), my GP called to give my the test results of my bone scan. Aside from the tumor in my pelvis / hip, all is clear! There are signs of maybe arthritis in my foot.
I was holding Myrtle when I checked my voicemail and she was all smiles and she clapped (as best as she can). I like to think she understood the voicemail, but then again I was shouting for joy and bouncing her up and down.
Googling Hip Tumor
Googling "hip tumor" I found this:
Interestingly it has been suggested that perhaps the tumor was brought on by my mobile phone on my hip. I have also read that maybe it was from my groin injury. Also other possible causes or why's I have read are: stress, genetics, laptop, vaccines, red meat, toxins, Wi-Fi, processed foods, karma, etc. etc..
I've also read that there is a cure(s) but the evil pharmaceutical companies silence anyone from sharing this with the world. So somehow pharmaceuticals have a hold on every single country in the world, 6.91 billion people, just to be greedy... Who knows.
What I have learnt most from Googling the tumor and osteosarcoma is that there's too much contradicting information and everyones opinion is "right".
Help Wanted: Sherpa
Being on crutches isn't the worst thing, but I prefer being bipedal. Old habits die hard.
Carrying items is now a challenge. Monday I had a meeting and needed to ask someone to carry my stuff out to my car (thanks Dave). Last week I needed to make a run to Superstore at night when Myrtle was sleeping (Faith has her learners) and called a friend to come with to push the shopping cart. It's a good thing he came too because Faith had my credit card and Superstore doesn't do IOU's, but a friend does (thanks Justin).
Thankfully my mother-in-law let me know that the ferry ride to Vancouver is covered by Medical Service Plan (MSP). This got me thinking of what is available to a fella like me.
One can get a temporary handicap parking permit if on crutches, but they can't be able to walk 100 meters. I can walk 100 meters, however I am not supposed to, hence the crutches. Since I can though, I can't have the parking pass. Which is fine, there's many worse off then me. Still, I can't help but notice that a sherpa would be super useful, another thing MSP won't budge on.
|Needed: One Sherpa part-time|
Knowing there's a tumor I think slower. Almost every thought is punctuated with possible
etastasis! Right now there is no better news. That doesn't mean you can stop praying for my family though. (Hint, Hint)