What, January 2nd is nearly done? Well, I had better get my motor revved up, pack my bag and go….anywhere! Alright, perhaps not immediately. Yes, I am going away very soon, January 5th to Toronto. This trip will not be exactly solo. Which is just as well as I was nearly grounded today! By my doctor no less.
Let me back up a bit. By Christmas Day I was definitely coming down with probably the flu thanks to my daughter, going to the gym and neglecting to have the flu shot upon my return from China. Not even my fantastic doctor remembered. So, I got sick. I also had what I thought was a strangely long lived pimple that was suddenly growing. Which then ballooned. So much so I decided to make an appointment to have it looked at once my doctor’s opened after the holiday – so, Jan 2nd. By this time I was convinced, with some help from my daughter, I had a boil – something I am not familiar with. It hurt. Ah I thought, most likely infected. Lovely. Of course being sick, and it was s holiday, there really was not much I could do. I did manage to get out for some short walks eventually and even to the gym twice – NYE AND NY Day. Except for the squishy lump at the base of my hairline I was finally feeling I would be ready to party by the weekend. (Or pretend to as I will never be able to keep up with my daughters and their friends)
My doctor has a student doctor, who is a do tor but still working on her practicum or something along those lines. (She is most likely no older than my youngest) She efficiently assessed the blob, a sebaceous cyst, most likely caused by a hair follicle. First she needed to have the opinion of my ever unflappable GP. When he says, “Oh my” it is time to pay attention. The cyst needed lancing, and in agreement with his student, I might have to change my plans. Ha! He knows better than that when it comes to my travelling. Fortunately I will be with two nurses over the weekend, and after that I will stay with my daughter who is one of those nurses. So, packing and unpacking the wound dealt with. It was time to work on the Thing. Three injections later, to freeze the area, THEY HURT, and then it was timd for poking, prodding, pulling and draining. Yuck. i sure as hell hope everything was removed.
Not exactly the best was to begin the new year, but if that is sll it has to throw at me I am resdy for a fun ride of adventures. as I said, Toronto first.
I will stsy in frigid Ontario for two weeks.
Then off to Ontario again in June for the big wedding! keep posted.
In July I hope to fit in Newfoundland (dream, dream, dream) before another train trip to Vancouver.
Then, if all goes as planned, the Trans-Siberian Railway in September! I am still working on logistics as right now I seem to have an itineary that will go over the Russian visa!