Tuesday, 28 April 2015

To Do or not to Do???

I have been lucky enough to be selected, as a Games Starter, for the Cerebal Palsey World Games in Nottingham this year. Mmmmm I don't know, I mean I'd love to, how exciting!! But what with the BBig C and chemo...?

Monday, 27 April 2015

I feel a rite tit!!

Most of the time!!!! with my right palm of my hand , always making sure my clothes and the medical dressings are protecting - a bit, but it does get so that that won't do, and is replaced by stumpy fingers - a pen- scissors. My wound is sending me bonkers. :(

I was contacted by the Cerebal Palsy World Games today, about training to be a games starter. For the World Games in August, but I've told them I'm not doing it. Which is such a shame :(

I went for lunch today, with my mate Anj, who had really hurt herself. I wish I could help her, cos she's always there for me. But Amazingly I cycled!!!! and felt really safe, but my wound is F* itching like bilio. And when I'm dancing roumd the frame of Ziggy to get on and off.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

What A Day -

Space4Cycling Sheffield's photo.

It looked like great fun, for 1000 people, really proving that in Sheffield really is 4 All :)

Thanks to Stuart Ritson, who managed to pull off, what I have done before but with a harder Cycle - see top picture to0 raise publicity for SC4A. I aint really communicated, with folk, because I'm pretty self o0bsessed at the moment. And that's why Saturday was a pretty major day for me, because I was discharged from hospital, after just one night. Having undergone a Lumpectomy, on my Right Tit!!! or Breast, if Im being proper.

I woke up from the General Anaesthetic, immediately looked down at my chest. And well Ive still got a cleavage! So there is hope, although I have big thick wads of dressing filling out the divet that's there(apparently)

I had to smile at the young nurse, who admitted me to the ward, bless her she can't have been older than 25. She saw me and quickly took my bed, rammed it up to the wall, and plug sockets, and lowering my back rest, screaming her eyes blown, her left eye!! I felt like going along with it for a while, but the thought of electric pads, made me say 'Hey' I'm ok honest!! But even when I said that I was ok, she said 'Yes but you don't know what'sw happened to your eye' 'Urrrrr, I think I do I replied' :D

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Im unworthy!!!

The world is full of very beautiful folk, most of who cycle :0) But saying that I've got lovely folk looking after me tomorrow. Who thankfully drive and are taking me to the hospital for my operation.

I'm having my right tit chopped at 12.30 tomorrow :( My beautiful breasts!! or breast.

So think of me chicks. I do intend to be fine, and have infact booked community transport to take me next week.

It was great today, really lovely and sunny, lots of happy people.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

It's Me!!!


 
Can you see the resemblance? Apart from the very obvious bottom heavy one!!!
 
I just keep falling, I'm not really aware of going dizzy as such, but my balance is totally 'shot to bits'
 
I phoned the Cancer nurse today, and had a long chat, about it because I am concerned, that this was exactly what happened with my Dad. Who died at the age of 80, of Liver Cancer. Which is pretty good going, as he too had Brain Damage, sustained by a Traumatic Brain Injury. And if you have sustained a brain injury, your life expectancy is reduced, by 12 years on average. Apart from my Dad not having Breast Cancer! (which isn't as strange as it sounds) My Dad and I have an uncannily similar medical history.
 
On Monday, I kind of fell forwards for no reason, and landed on my Gorgeous Trike, it's when I feel safest is when I'm grounded on my trike. But getting on and off is a different matter. Ziggy (my trike) is really low to the ground, and it's definitely down to skill and practise and not stomach muscles that makes me just find it a doddle normally, despite my disability.
 
Let me tell you what happened yesterday, to enthuse all my cycling buddies. 
Firstly, I don't very often know what day, it is at the moment. I hate feeling like this it's doing my cake hole in, and really worrying me, I usually have to be organised, with my life. After waiting in all day for a Washing Machine repair man, I rang them angrily at 4.30, wondering if he was coming? ' Yes Madam, he'll be with you tomorrow, as planned' :D What an arse!!!! I am getting to the point honestly!! Anyway, I had to dash to the co-op on Ziggy, and because I haven't got my pedal assist fitted anymore, I really go slowly up the hill. Good job too because as I got to the top, the rear of my trike, began to move sidewards, and back again. A very strange sensation. So I pulled in and parked up, only to discover, my back wheel was loose!!! (I might usually say it had come off) but I am prone to exag
 
gerate. So I searched my girly hand bag, and found a spanner set!!! and fixed it!!!! all by myself!!!! I'm mighty proud. Although I will get it checked over tomorrow, at Sheffield Cycling 4 All, at Hillsborough Park between 10-3. :)
 
Hey I'm right pleased to read, that SC4A are taking part in the Space 4 Cycling on Saturday the 25th, in Sheffield. I'm not able to go I will be recovering from my Operation in Hospital. If any cyclists can help out by escorting the Side by Side Tandam, into town from Hillsborough Park, can you meet at Hillsborough Park, at 9.15 am please. And check our new website out athttp://sheffieldcycling4all.org/ designed by our newest committee member Stuart Ritson.

I've just thought this isn't me at all, cos Mr Wobbly CAN'T fall down!!!
 
 

Monday, 20 April 2015

It's a start

I don't know where to start??

It will get interesting and even colourful, I promise. If you stay with it, my adventures aren't always to do with Cycling with a Disability, but that's what I do and what I have. But hopefully, I am a bit more than that too.

February 2013, metaphorically speaking I was like the girl in the Elastoplast advert, merrily skipping along 'Skip, Skip, Trrrrrrrrrriiiip' only it took, a bit more than an Elastoplast to mend my broken Tibia and Fibula. In fact 5 months of 18 pins and 3 steel rings through and around my very  Jay Gardner's photo.sensitive leg.

I am coming back honest!!!!

Technological problems are rife, with me at the moment. But in the great scheme of things, real life has taught me, that they don't really matter. And I don't mean that to sound all sad, the opposite in fact.

I will catch you regularly if you are reading this :)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Mirror, Mirror :)

I've packed my new post, and mirror in my panniers for tomorrow at Sheffield Cycling 4 All. I'm excited ? nervous?? about tomorrow, because there's a much needed meeting first, at Hillsborough Arena. And I know a lot of folk are shouting about various things. And I don't know? I have never been a chair person before.

I can't wait to cycle :) and As always I'm looking forward to seeing  Steve and Dave.

Monday, 8 September 2014

I'm on a roll!!!!

Andy Kershaw pays SC4A, on August the 7th, Jane my PA is in the pink, and Im next to her!!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Apron strings reversed!!

I tagged on to my wee boy, as he went in the forest on his BMX bike today, with Holly dog tethered to my trike. It was great. I have got a few war wounds though :) That I'm well proud of!!! As I raced through the meadow, like bramble scratches on my face!! And before I went, I was feeling ill, run down, and increasingly bitter, an twisted.

Now??? I feel happy and energized.

Friday, 5 September 2014

The Write Way :)

I'm kinda getting busy, but if I'm honest??? I am a tad lazy?? - you can argue, if you want to? I went to the Write Way group, we're a writing group, made up of folk with brain damage. So that we can write about ourselves, not depend on a healthy attractive physically perfect person to do that for us, in the 3rd person.

I called in to see my mate Anj on my return. She brought me home :( So I aint ridden Ziggy all day, it's because I don't have to and I have a fear of breaking bones. I need a right mirror post too. :)