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Monday, 12 April 2021

Busy Still Living......

 I am now on my second round of chemotherapy. 

I had a gap of four weeks between the two rounds of treatment in order for me to have some specialist dental work to be completed. This was important because one of the drugs that I require to strengthen my bones can be highly dangerous and cause serious problems to my jawbone. When you see the fuss some people are causing regarding the perceived risks attached to the Covid vaccine they should take a look at the risk factors in regard to the drugs cancer patients need to take..... 

Once I got used to the chemo I felt that I needed to set myself something to aim for. Before the chemo when I was first diagnosed with the three cancers I honestly didn't know if I would still be around by Easter but as my body started to react to the treatment I set myself the target of getting back on my basic turbo setup by Easter...  

Towards the latter part of the four week gap between the two rounds of treatment I seemed to be moving quite well with slightly less pain. The consultant told me that they would restart the treatment the day before Good Friday. I knew that once the treatment restarted I would start to suffer with severe exhaustion again. I made the decision therefore to attempt a short ride on the Wednesday of that week..... Well....I managed a short ride although it was not without some pain and difficulty. The feeling of having got back on a bike again after six months was unbelievable and it did me no end of good psychologically. Since then I have managed a second ride of twenty minutes although it did wipe me out for the rest of the day.... My plan is that when I have a good day I will add some more saddle time and slowly build up my strength again..... My next big target is to manage to add some more miles to the 57 that I put on my new bike back in last October.

Below is a photo of my old basic turbo setup situated in my awning annexe. To the right is my new Focus Paralane2 bike waiting for those additional miles and on the left under the cover is my beloved Felt which is now on the for sale list...  

By the way... The title 'Busy Still Living' is a tag line used by Boom Radio the radio station for those of us from the Baby Boomer Generation...   It kind of reflects the way things are for me just now....

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6 comments:

The bike shed said...

Good to see you blogging again - that seems to me to be a positive sign too. God speed to meeting your goals, to coming through and pressing ahead - well done you.

TrevorW🚴 said...

@The bike shed
Thanks Mark.. I had not thought about it before but as you say my desire to post on my blog has to be a positive sign of an improvement.....

Dave said...

Its good to read you again and that you have managed to get out for a short ride. I can imagine the pleasure you felt getting back on the bike. You need to be a cyclist to appreciate that feeling. I bet you have mixed feelings about selling the Felt as I had when I sold my Super Galaxy but then there is pleasure in passing it on to someone else who will appreciate and enjoy it further.

The new focus being there and waiting for you is a good incentive, all the very best.

TrevorW🚴 said...

@ Dave
You are absolutely correct Dave about my feelings regarding selling the Felt. It has been so cherished and has never even been ridden in the rain. I will only let it go to someone who will appreciate it as much as I have.

Steve A said...

I do hope it was sunny when you rode...

TrevorW🚴 said...

@ Steve A
It certainly was Steve. 🌞

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