Having taken a ferry from Algeciras to Ceuta I drove down the west coast stopping for a night in Mohammidia and then another just outside Marrakech. Having been to Morocco many times I was keen to get south for the sunshine, as well as meeting up with old friends. The campsite where we all met is called Atlantic I'mouane. The site was opened a few years ago and attracts many european motor homers who come to Morocco for the winter sun, many stay on the site for several months. I prefer traveling and seeking out new places, but the past two weeks have been pleasant with several get togethers, notably Christmas Eve and Christmas Day where about 20 of us had a meal together sat in the glorious sunshine sharing good food, wine and conversation. On New Years Eve a dozen of us booked tables in a nearby restaurant where we ate a superb meal of more than ten courses. Although Morocco is essentially a 'dry country' the restaurant owners allowed us to take our own drinks, the wine flowed freely, it was a great night.
Although I was enjoying myself I was also worrying. Back in August after a routine blood test for my PSA, which came back with a higher reading than expected I was advised to see a Urologist, which I did at the end of September. He prescribed some capsules telling me to them for a couple of months and then take another blood test. I decided to have the test down in Agadir. When the results came back a couple of days later I was concerned that the reading had risen quite a lot and made an appointment with a local Urologist, who after seeing my results said I would need to have a biopsy, which he carried out a few days later. The biopsy results came back from the analysis lab today December 31st and it was not good news. Of the 13 samples taken 9 were positive indicating prostate cancer. The doctor told me I would need to have an operation of take radiotherapy, sooner rather than later. So my time in Morocco is now going to be limited. I have spoken to my own doctor who advises me to be back home in the next couple of weeks so further tests can be carried out and hopefully an operation can be arranged, not the best start to a New Year, but I'm thinking positively and can only hope everything works out in the end.
It seems I've been travelling for most of my life.
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