Friday, 6 April 2012

A BIT OF A BUMP.....

Following the great backpacking weekend that I had with other members of the Backpackers Club, Monday was a bit of a bump back to earth. 


For the last few weeks I have been experiencing a certain amount of pain and discomfort in my lower right hand side although as you can see from my mileage counter it hasn't stopped me riding my bike and putting the miles in. 
However given my medical history over the last three years, as it wasn't improving it was something that I couldn't ignore, so a couple of weeks ago I visited my doctor. He organised some pain killers and arranged for me to have some tests and scans. 
I was due to have my regular six monthly check and an appointment with my Consultant Clinical Oncologist in a few weeks time, but that has now been put back until after this current problem has been investigated. 


Anyway,  on Monday morning I set off to the hospital to have the various tests etc. 
As I said, a bit of a bump back to earth. 
I won't know the results till sometime next week but it has already caused problems....


JD and I were due to set off for France in two weeks time for a spot of cycle touring and this will not now be taking place. 
If I do have a problem I don't really want to be in France till it all gets sorted and then there is the issue of being able to get adequate travel insurance which can be problematic to say the least if you have serious health issues. 


It's not just me either...JD has been having problems associated with his one remaining kidney (he donated his other one to his daughter a few years ago) and he is scheduled to have some tests, so we made the decision to cancel the trip........
It all goes to support what I have always said.....if you have something that you would like to do, don't keep on dreaming about it just get on and do it, because you really don't know what's around the corner that could really stop you doing it altogether. 


Anyway, three months of the year have now gone and I have managed to reach a third of last years total mileage already. 
I am well on the way to reaching my 10,000 mile 2012 target  so I just hope that these latest health concerns don't get in the way...... 


I am going to have a short break over Easter but will be back again sometime next week....Enjoy your Easter everyone.

12 comments:

RANTWICK said...

Enjoy yours as well, man. Hope everything turns out well for you.

limom said...

Hope it's just a teeny weenie bump.

Steve A said...

I'll pray for you and hope your caution turns out to be unneeded.

Alan Sloman said...

That's a bit of a pig.
Hope things turn out to be a false alarm.
Very good advice, by the way. Do it while you can.

Melanie Suzanne said...

Best of luck to you and here's hoping for good news. Happy Easter!

The bike shed said...

That's an impressive mileage and target for the year. Keep on rolling and I sincerely hope the bump is sorted soon.

Marsha said...

Best of luck on all those tests. Remember, the point of bumps is to show yourself how well you can bounce!

jeff said...

Keeping you in my thoughts.

Cervelo Girl said...

Sending healthy thoughts your way.

rlove2bike said...

I thought I would drop in and check how things are going. Hopefully well. I have kept you in my thoughts and prayers. For some reason, I have had some blogger issues. I posted a comment to your blog 5 days ago and it didn't show...and I have had people comment on mine that didn't show. Again, keeping in my thoughts.

PS...aren't these new robot words a pain? :-)

Trevor said...

*RANTWICK *limom* *Steve A* *Alan Sloman* *Melanie Suzanne*
*The bike shed* *Marsha* *jeff*
Cervelo Girl*
Thanks for all the good thoughts everyone....Nice to have such kind Blogger friends.

*rlove2bike*
Your right...the new robot words are a total pain..
By the way, for some reason Blogger decided that your comment was spam and put it in the spam box.This might be why you've had the problem.
Also...I have uploaded the 'official' Blogger App to my phone, but have not fully tested it out yet.
Thanks for your thoughts......

Chafed said...

Best wishes to you Purple Traveller. Hope you get good news back asap and feel better soon. Love and bicycling and good weather and fine health to you.