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I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike…

Posted by Oli on Thursday 29th November, 2007

Sorry, have had that song in my head all day and it has had to come out somewhere! 

Oli has been on the exercise bike today!!! 

He managed 4 whole minutes and, much to his surprise, conducted a conversation whilst cycling.  Anyone who knows Oli, knows anyone with CF, has CF, is just plain rubbish at exercise (that’s my category), will understand that is pretty amazing and is definitely ‘up there’ in Oli’s list of All Time Greatest Achievements Ever.

His mood has remained buoyant and although I got there too late to witness it, I have it on good authority that he has been excited about all the things he will be able to do.

A slight bump in the road to recovery means that tomorrow morning Oli will be going back to theatre for a very brief operation to tie up something that is leaking very useful fluid (isn’t my medical knowledge astounding?!).  I have been told several times what the actual reason and procedure is but my brain is also leaking very useful knowledge.

This may sound like a step back and it will put him back on epidural and catheter again but it is in fact a really simple op (fingers crossed there are no complications).  Once Oli is over the sleepiness of the anaesthetic, he should be able to be tube free in a week or so.

I will of course let you all know how tomorrow goes but please be reassured that I’m not concerned about the op and so you guys needn’t be either.  I’ll let you know when to worry and when to cheer (and when to boo and hiss, just as it’s nearly panto season).

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5 Responses to “I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike…”

  1. Alice said

    Wow, I am wowed! Keep on flying Oli!
    A xx

  2. Suze said

    Brilliant – and all the best for the op Oli. xxxx

  3. Emily said

    You are a fantastic shiny star K with a very sensible head on your shoulders. I was in and out of theatre quite a lot for minor bits due to my wound being dodgey (ah again with the medical knowledge) and I’d be back up and sitting out in the chair later later that day or the next day, so like you say it’s all minor at this stage, he’s been through the big bit.

    YAY for the bike and fingers crossed that he’s tube-free again within the week….
    xx

  4. Kate said

    K

    Thank you so much for all the updates – such a legend. I’m so pleased that Oli has brightened up and got back to what sounds like his normal self. Really happy for both of you.
    Hope the op goes well!
    K x x x

  5. Frizzymum said

    Good luck for the op – hope you’re back on your bike soon! Xx

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