My reader(s) may have wondered where I've been for the last three months, but I have a good excuse. Stage 4 Colon Cancer - beat that with a stick. I felt a little run down during the summer and went to my GP. The short story is 2 operations, ascending and transverse colon removed (the necessary bits are still there), 21 days in hospital and am now on my second dose of chemo. Over all feeling pretty good. I'm blessed to have an amazing wife, great friends, good insurance and outstanding doctors and medical professionals. The prognosis has gone from "not good" to "not so bad". The next year will tell a lot. The boat plan is as follows;
1. Continue to work on the boat to the existing standard with one of two possible ends;
a. Lynne and I will go cruising when I am cured.
b. The boat will be sold at some time in the future if plan a. does not work out.
I am quietly positive that plan a. is the one.
So, dear reader(s) I will take all the good wishes, prayers from any source, Voudou incantations etc. that are sent my way. After that the blog will revert to boat work. If anyone wishes to put their name of a short list to buy the boat, that would be perfectly acceptable as long as you have a long time horizon. If and when she is sold the sale price will not be the deciding factor. I will be looking for a kindred spirit with the resources to finish the project.
If there has to be a positive side affect of being turned into a pinata by a bunch of surgeons is an almost immediate weight loss. In my case a well needed 30lbs in 20 days. That's me to the right of the pig.