Next appointment at the famous Royal Marsden cancer hospital in Sutton half an hour later, which proved less conclusive . Samples from my leg operation routinely sent for analysis revealed some lymphoma cancer cells floating around. I was treated for lymphoma at the royal Marsden 24 years ago, by the same cancer specialist seen yesterday, now a professor , who was baffled by the evidence presented. As a result he opted to undertake blood tests yesterday (virtually emptying my right arm in the process), plus body scans and a bone marrow test later. Whilst he has considerable doubts the problem ( what problem? ) has any links to cancer, given how well the operation wound has healed, he is determined to eliminate any doubts. Hence the tests.
Overall a mixed day, but I remain confident the worst is over, reflecting my improved mental state.
My weight is virtually back to"normal"
England did little to add sparkle to the day by losing to Uruguay in the World Cup .
On a brighter note we hope to set sail again tomorrow.