Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Grounded...

Not going to be cycling for a while,
Felt a bit dizzy last friday and balance was a bit wobbly cycling home from work, Saturday i woke up with blurry double vision!, and my balance is bad, i can not open my eyes in bright daylight and it gives me a headache.
An eye test at an Opticians on Saturday (first ever eye test) and i was sent to the Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh, They did tests but can not find what is wrong,
They took blood to test and i am going for a scan in the next few days,
So i am housebound, cant work, cant drive, definitely can not cycle!.

Good news is behind my eyes is all good, the thought of losing my sight i have to say scared me to death, hopefully they will find something in the blood tests...
I can just type on the pc or watch tv for a short while covering one eye before it gets sore, but no point straining my eyes any more than they are,
Normal blogging will, i hope resume in the near future,

34 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear your bad news regarding your eyes....
    I have real empathy with you here, as following a cycling crash a couple of years ago I lost the sight in my left eye...following an operation my sight returned, but as you say the possibility of losing your sight is one of the scariest things you can experience.
    I really wish you well with this and trust all will work out well with a full recovery.

    -Trevor

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hope everything checks out ok for you.....you need eyes to gloat over the ML when it arrives :-)))

    ReplyDelete
  3. You'll be back to normal in no time dude! Get well soon!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sending you get well soon wishes!

    Mary and Peter

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yikes! I had a episode earlier this spring where I lost my vision, everything got blurry nad it got worse in a period of an hour or so.

    I got really scared since I had no clue what was going on, made a call to a medical "help line" and they casually told me it could be corneal abrasion (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1195402-overview) apparently a mild variant, and while I was talking the sight un-blurred and I could read read the computer screen again.

    When I was in high school I suffered from migraine with blurred vision but this was different, got a headache though.

    Whatever you got I sincerely hope it's nothing serious and that you get well soon!

    I know how scared I got!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, i really look forward to your posts, so hope this proves to be something temporary and not serious, and that you will be riding and posting again soon.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yikes. Hopefully it's no more than a wee virus or infection and it'll be cleared up soon enough.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Scary stuff. I'll be thinking about you. Hope you get to the bottom of this and find out what's causing this. Hang in there!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey CK, hope you're feeling better soon.

    ReplyDelete
  10. JAKKIE, SO I NEED TO WRITE IN BIG LETTERS FOR YOU.
    HOPEFULLY YOU WILL BE BACK ON THE BIKE SOON!!

    GREETINGS FROM TOMMY

    ReplyDelete
  11. I hope it isn't too long before you are feeling better CK. Get well soon!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I hope you are back fat biking soon!

    *hugs*

    Vik
    www.thelazyrando.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope you're back on the Pugs soon.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hope you are able to coast through this scare. All the best!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very best wishes from South of the Border Bruce :)

    Hop it's a very boring and self sorting illness that leaves you fit and well!

    Cheers,
    Mike :D

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for all your wishes everyone!,
    To get more blood tests and a scan next week,
    Oh and getting my eyes filmed too, for youtube? -:)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi,
    Good vibes headed your way! Your adventures have been inspirational!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Get well soon, as I will likely need a guide when I finally make it over there with the Fat Bike. ;)

    Keep us apprised.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hope they find the problem and get well soon!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hay up Bruce big chris hear from Yorkshire sorry to hear about the head thing not been out much myself as got an opp soon on my stomach and gall bladder but hay more weight lost lol lets hope were all mended for fort bill any how just bit the bullet on a 456 as the patriot has pretty much died after a meeting with a large bolder and tree at Dalby but hope your better soon you only have 6 months

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yodagoat's mate.19 November 2011 17:48

    Aye, best wishes from Pencaitland Bruce & hopefully a speedy return to rude health.

    Dave.

    ReplyDelete
  22. CK get well soon I miss your fatbike videos already KP

    ReplyDelete
  23. Best wishes and get well soon, from your friends across the "pond" :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Damn, really hoping they find an answer and you are back on the trails soon.

    ReplyDelete
  25. sorry to hear your feeling poorly,
    get well soon,
    all the best

    Davie k.

    ReplyDelete
  26. All the best Bud , Thought you had been kinda quiet on FB. Look after yourself and If you need anything dropped by give us a phone as Im off for the ext few days.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I think that everything will be well! I hope you recover soon. And I wish you a Siberian health in the future!

    With best regards from Siberia!

    Macsimka

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hope all goes well, Man. We sure do dig your reports!

    Greg

    ReplyDelete
  29. Christ on a Bike CK!

    Worst case scenario? You and Surley colaborate and build a recumbent Fat Trike :-)

    Seriously though, positive vibes heading your way mate.

    ReplyDelete
  30. hope everything gets better soon CK!

    martin

    ReplyDelete
  31. Get well soon!

    Fat Biking needs you :-)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Bruce,
    I've been MIA for awhile; just read about your situation.
    I hope all gets better and you're back pedaling before you know it!!!

    Peace, Joe

    ReplyDelete