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Old 11-21-02, 03:02 PM   #1
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Wish me luck guys.

Off topic. I need to go to day clinic for laser treatment on my eyes as there is slight diabetic retinopathy. It's been arrested, but they hope they can prevent further damage and do some general laser activity to correct the problems I have with peripheral vision - alas, also down to diabetes. They say not to do any sport including riding as exercise can affect microaneurisms in the retina.

Sadly, I had some nice rides planned in the coming weekends so I guess my wife's "Honey Do" list of chores will have to be looked at. It has grown in length quite a bit.

Trying to laugh it off, but not really succeeding!
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Old 11-21-02, 03:05 PM   #2
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Bokkie,

Sorry to hear of the pending operation, and glad to hear that
it will arrest the damage.
How long are they saying no riding?
either way I wish you a speedy recovery.
even if you're not riding, we do expect you will
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Old 11-21-02, 03:15 PM   #3
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I feel for ya, I had to go a month without riding just recently. If I could, I would ride an extra 10miles for ya this weekend and send it to ya.
good luck with the recovery, and Via Con Dios
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Old 11-21-02, 04:44 PM   #4
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Hope all goes well with the laser treatment. :thumbup:

I'm well acquainted with "honey do" lists. Seems they get neglected when we're out riding. You'd think riding was more important.
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Old 11-21-02, 05:41 PM   #5
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Old 11-21-02, 05:52 PM   #6
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Bokkie,
I hear you, a broken wrist has sidlined me too, I'm on the trainer, but because of hte cast, I'm limited in my seating position... which makes it kinda even less palatable.
I'll do an extra five just for you my good man, and a speedy recovery to you!!
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Old 11-21-02, 06:05 PM   #7
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Old 11-21-02, 07:07 PM   #8
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Speaking for the BF Left Coast contingent, let me wish you good luck and a speedy recovery.
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Old 11-21-02, 07:09 PM   #9
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Good luck! Hope you're back in the saddle soon!
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Old 11-21-02, 09:19 PM   #10
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Best of Luck Bokkie. Our thoughts are with you. Keep us informed of your progress.
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Old 11-21-02, 09:20 PM   #11
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We're fortunate to be living in this age of modern medicine.

Best wishes Bokkie.

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Old 11-21-02, 09:43 PM   #12
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Old 11-21-02, 10:11 PM   #13
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Trying to laugh it off, but not really succeeding!
Of course.

In my heart I am cheering for you, Bokkie. Remember, all things that happen can be a blessing, somehow.

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Old 11-21-02, 11:35 PM   #14
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youl be right simba, do some cyber-cycling & take it easy maatig. do some brandy sampeling, wat ever you do stay away from the odd jobs @ home sydrone or theyle all be expecting it if the word gets out ,
you know the phrase "just now"use it good luck with the opp.
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Old 11-21-02, 11:40 PM   #15
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Old 11-22-02, 01:09 AM   #16
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Ooh, this sounds on the serious side of things. Take it easy, heal well and fast. Do what the docs say, and most of all, enjoy...

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Old 11-22-02, 01:43 AM   #17
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Tks guys. Much appreciated. Your comments cheered me up.

Seems I'm out of the saddle for 6-8 weeks depending on the retinal scans after they've ripped my eyes to shreds with the photons!

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Old 11-22-02, 02:19 AM   #18
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Good luck Bokkie, hope everything goes well for you.
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Old 11-22-02, 02:26 AM   #19
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Ditto that. take it easy
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Old 11-22-02, 01:22 PM   #21
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I feel for ya, I had to go a month without riding just recently. If I could, I would ride an extra 10miles for ya this weekend and send it to ya.
good luck with the recovery, and Via Con Dios
I will put in 10 extra miles just for you this weekend.Get well soon bokkie.
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Old 11-22-02, 07:33 PM   #22
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Lasers are wonderful things. Hopefully, after a relatively short recovery period, you will continue to have good vision for cycling for the rest of your life. Just remember how fast vacations fly by, it really is the same amount of time. Best wishes.
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Old 11-22-02, 07:51 PM   #23
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Seems I'm out of the saddle for 6-8 weeks
How so? You can put your bike in front of your computer and sit on it while you are on the net and have a fan blowing in your face to simulate the wind. Every now and then your wife could come up behind you and kick you over to simulate that landing after your first 15' drop.

Recover quickly and I hope things go well.

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