"Investigate sarcoma" is what the doctor wrote on her test requisition. So, of course, she's alarmed, and I'm trying not to worry, with moderate success. It's a case of Schrödinger's cancer, which both exists and does not exist simultaneously until we have more information. I submit that this should be the official disease name that everyone can lay claim to while waiting for their actual diagnosis. I mean, the waiting stage isn't neutral, not by a long shot.
The MRI is scheduled for Monday, the results will take around 1 week, so we just have to sit tight for a while.
What to do when distraction is required? Go to the mall! Not just any mall. A specific mall, i.e. Pacific Mall. (See what I did there?) Ken and I hadn't gone in a year or so. Because it's a marketplace mainly composed of tiny, kiosk-sized businesses, there's always a lot of turnover, which means that there's always something new to see, and this time was no exception.
My favourite new business name is: It's Skin!
There are so many ways in which this name could go wrong. Are they selling skin? Things made of skin? I mean, sure, it could be a leather store, but that would be a pretty weird name for it. Are they answering a question that their salespeople get asked all the time? "What the heck is that in the display case?" "It's skin." Ew.
The most unexpected new addition to the mall: several vape shops. If you don't know what that's about, read this: "vape" is the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year for 2014.
The current most popular type of shop in the mall: cell phones and accessories. I swear we saw at least 20 different retailers of this type. If you want anything to do with cell phones, Pacific Mall is your go-to destination. Especially if you feel that you need the maximum possible choice of phone cases. There were literally thousands of options. A couple of my favourites are, blue guy playing a saxophone:
And butter lion.