Went back to Morocco recently to recce the tours for next year. First time I’ve been for 5 years, but it felt just like I was home again. Was great to catch up with Ali at the Nomad Palace. Sadly only a hire car this time, but can’t wait to get back here in November on a bike and start doing some training. Sand dunes, my idea of off-road heaven.
I’ve thought long and hard about how much of the medical side of things to share with everyone, but to be honest, if you’re looking to motivate other sufferers, it’s important to let them see exactly what it is you’ve gone through and what you’re fighting to come back from. So here it is in black and white so to speak.
As you can see, the tumour is a pretty sizeable one situated just behind my eye.
The surgeon spent about 14 hours trying to remove as much as he could and probably managed about 70%. It’s benign, so isn’t going to spread anywhere else, but there’s no reason to think that it won’t grow back over time. Nobody knows how long that will take though. There is the option to go back for more surgery at some point in the future, but in the meantime, I plan to get on
As you can see from the pictures, they certainly opened up a pretty big hole in my head to get at it.
Fortunately, now that I’m no longer on steroids, I don’t look like I’m trying to do hamster impressions any more thank goodness.
It’s an interesting look, but I can’t see it catching on in the fashion world.