Hi all just thought I would give you all an update to keep peeps up to date on what’s been going on in my world.

Back what seems forever ago, 12 weeks to be exact, over a weekend I gradually had a pain develop under my right rib to a point I had to go to a London A&E in early hours of Monday morning. I was wrongly diagnosed with a fractured rib after doing no investigation to come to this conclusion and discharged on pain killers.

Two weeks later I returned to the Cheltenham A&E early one Thursday morning as the pain was again unbearable. This time an investigation was done. 3 X-rays, 2 Ultrasound and 2 CT scans later, all in the same day, I was diagnosed: Major Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli. That is a bad dose of multiple blood clots on both lungs. Added to a this a partially collapsed lung on one side and an infection in both.

This is not the best news I have had I can tell you. Two weeks in hospital including two days when Lai thought that was it and they let out on a bucket load of pills. Two weeks after that I was back in for a week due to more pain and had another CT scan. I have been out for 4 weeks now. The pain is still about sometimes hence I am still on pain killers, and I just get so tired so quickly doing routine daily things but this to be expected so they say.

I am on Warfarin for the next 6 months to thin the blood and try and disperse the clots. Then starts the find out why phase. There are actually some of the “Are you susceptible to clots” tests that they can do now. I have had the blood taken for these and am waiting the results.

Added to this they also found a tumour in my tummy, it was an incidental find, but worrying to me. An endoscopy went to see it and they are happy that it is not cancer. I don’t have plan of what to do with this over time.

I am back at work now (first week back) working from home initially due to how quickly I get tired doing normal things. Hoping to get back to normal working just as soon as I can.

Not sure when I will start riding again but will have to start gently whenever it is!

Hope things are good with you all and that you are all enjoying the summer riding : )

Hope to see you soon

Tim.

4 Responses to “What’s Occurring”
  1. Suicidal Downhiller says:

    Ahh Tim! Guess you’ve ‘gone public’ to avoid tiring yourself out repeating the same info over and over again to all the curious and concerned…… So whilst I’ll assume you won’t be riding tomorrow…… maybe a curry night before too long might be managable for you to start with?

    Mark M

  2. gear masher says:

    Good to hear from you Tim, I can’t believe all the health problems you have suffered in the last few months, and all apparently out of the blue. Good job I reckon that you have kept yourself fit, and so have probably had a better chance of fighting back than a couch potato type would have. Hope you continue to recover with no more setbacks, and we will see you back out on the bike when you are ready.

    Best wishes,
    Tony

  3. Ross says:

    Hi Tim,
    Glad to hear you’re on the mend! would be great to see you out on the bike but I guess this is a little way off!
    Sounds like you are up for a curry tho’, this also gets my vote! As K is off the curry now, I feel it is time for a HotSingleTrack social do!

    Regards
    Ross

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