July 25, 2010
Hi! I'm Alive, Remember Me?
Anyone miss The Cycling Dude? Notice I was gone?
When last I checked in I was in the midst of a Medical Testapalooza, and about to go on vacation. ;-D
Nikita, on his blog, was handling all the blogging in this household this month, and things just got more interesting by the day. ;-D
I just kept up with my Doctor appointments, and went to work, as well taking a day trip to LA, Venice Beach, and the Santa Monica Pier. ;-D
Oh, and I got a chest cold, and resulting cough, with the cough refusing to go away to this day.
Among the things Nikita blogged about:
The biggest event of the month so far, however, was a little bit of Domestic Upheaval that has been onging since July 11th...
Yup, I'm a Father, again. ;-D
And, like any Father with a baby in the house, all of a sudden, everything revolved around the little one. ;-D
I am riding the bike 5 to 10 miles a day, on work days, as part of my commute, and even rode my bike, one night, from work, all the way from Long Beach to Santa Ana, about 22 miles. ;-D
***Medical Update - August 6th***
Tilt Table Test, today, is Latest in Effort to Understand What Happened with My Seizure:
First the Bad News....They did not drug me to the gills, or turn me upside down, as I was led to believe. ;-DI was sorely disappointed. ;-DThe Good News....They DID fill me with something that made my heart rate go up, and they DID set me, head up, at a 70 degree angle for a while.In the quest for signs of Neurocardiogenic Syncope (Mimics a Seizure)....I did not faint, in fact the doc (The Cardio Docs Partner), her hospital assistant, and I, chatted the whole 2 hours.My results were negative, the test was a completely normal event....In other words....BORRRING. ;-DI'll have a follow-up meet with the Cardio Doc himself, and will let the Neuro know the results, and see what he thinks.A couple of weeks back I met with the Neuro, who said that there was no sign that my brain was the source of the SeizureI will probably stay on the Anti-Seizure Med until the end of the year, as a precaution.The idea is that over the last 2 months of the year the regular dosage will be gradully reduced to nothing.1 event is worth looking into, 2 events is a trend, and of serious concern, so if I have another episode, in the next 5 months, I will let the Neuro know asap.Maybe I just had a 1 time fatigue, and stress induced, faint, and no real seizure at all?
How soon will I return to regular blogging?
I don't know.
A lot of things going on, and to think about, particularly the fact that Nikita's blog is going gangbusters, my other blog is also getting new attention, and there are a ton of respected, well known, knowledgeable, cyclists with blogs, out there, that do more than I will ever be able to do, to spread the word, and have interested audiences this blog has never had, in over 7 1/2 years, or ever will.