Cancer Free Cycling
Two years ago yesterday I started this trip. I thought about that all day yesterday, and about how far I’ve come in two years. Not just literally (3,229 miles) but figuratively as well.
For those who don’t know, I found out I had colon cancer while on this tour in 2015. I started with stage II, which was aggressively treated with chemo and radiation. Six months later a follow up scan revealed more cancer. I was suddenly Stage III and required immediate surgery, which I had on June 9, 2016. I was in the hospital for a week and exactly one year to the day that I got out of the hospital (June 16th) I was back on the bike and cycling out of Fort Nelson, BC.
I don’t know what the immediate future holds for me, none of us do really. But what I do know is that time is compressing for us all and I absolutely will not sit around waiting….