Yeah I wear snowboard pants in the cold weather. Gotta get a new jacket, this one has a busted zip.Scruffoid wrote:Should start a post of what everyone wears when they ride so we can have a laugh. Some of the guys riding in snow what be a great resource for us in winter riding.
Oh, and the rest of this subtle gear
Damn, it's been a year since I posted that - it's only 2 weeks away from when I feel in a heap this time last year and was handed the diagnosis of the big C.
Speaking of which I haven't posted an update in a while. It's been 6 months since I finished radiotherapy. So far so good, the tumor hasn't started growing again (yet?) so sleeping dogs are being let lie!
It seems my heart hasn't faired so well though with the heavy doses of chemo and radio I needed to have to slow the tumor up. I've been getting alot of chest pains, shortness of breath and nearly black out on a daily basis. This is a bit of a concern when riding! Fortunately it seems to be postural and I'm fine when riding the bike, it's when I step off and throw my leg over that I get light headed and dizzy. I saw a cardiologist today and they've sent me for a heap of tests. This is the relevant info on one of the chemo drugs in question:
AWESOME!Doxorubicin's most serious adverse effect is life-threatening heart damage. The risks of developing cardiac side effects, including CHF, dilated cardiomyopathy, and death, dramatically increase.
Due to these side effects and its red color, doxorubicin has earned the nickname "red devil" or "red death."
So if I drop dead suddenly, voicecoils I'm appointing you to auction off my stable of ebikes and parts with all proceeds going to my funeral fund
Avoiding that, I'm fitting an arc reactor to my chest!