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Monday, 21 June 2021

Yes .....!!

 

Yes!
 Since my last post and after two months of building up to it with the use of my turbo I finally managed to get out on the roads on the new bike.

I have now managed four rides out on the roads but it has not been easy. I have to be on a good day when I am not suffering with too much pain.... and the weather needs to be dry as riding in the rain would not be good with my health condition.

 Getting these things to match up is not easy as so often when the weather has been good I have felt so ill that riding a bike would be impossible and then there have been days when it has been pouring down with rain but I have felt able to ride.
I have not ridden far on each ride .. the first time I managed seven miles and my last ride was fifteen miles.

My consultant has been pleased with my response to the chemotherapy and other treatments and currently they have temporarily stopped treatment for the blood and bone cancers and are looking at options for my thyroid cancer which by the way has also spread to my lymph nodes. 

The problem is that the surgeon is not satisfied that I would survive surgery due to my hypertrophic cardiomyopathy condition.
 If he doesn't operate then the thyroid cancer will kill me sooner rather than later and if he does operate it is likely that I will die on the operating table. That is my current choice.
 
At the moment I am having more tests to get as much information as possible before I have to make a decision on which way to go.... I will let you know what these additional tests etc come up with in my next post..... 


5 comments:

Dave said...

Trevor, well done, you're an inspiration. I have recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer and am awaiting the results of tests , scans for either an operation or radiotherapy. I have been very down and haven't felt like cycling much. Its a mental thing as physically nothing has changed from a month ago but it has knocked the stuffing out of me. All the very best to you and I will be thinking of you.

TrevorW🚴 said...

@Dave
Really sorry to read of the news about your bowel cancer diagnosis.
I can understand how you feel and as you put it 'knocking the stuffing' out of you. We all deal with things in different ways. I have treated my cancers as just another of life's challenges and set myself targets such as riding the bike and focus on that.As you rightly say the way you feel is a mental thing. Cycling is one of your main interests and has given you lots of enjoyment in the past and I am sure that if you can get out there on your bike it will help you not only feel a bit better but help you take control of your thoughts and deal with the situation in a positive way.
I am thinking of you and wish you good karma at this difficult time....

Dave said...

Thanks Trevor.

Steve A said...

I'm hoping for the best for you. Tomorrow, make a point of watching a sunset.

TrevorW🚴 said...

@ Steve A

Thanks Steve...I will.

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