Gaz Spends Friday Night In A&E (Or The E.R.)….

27 11 2010

Friday started well…Truth be told the whole week was good, not missing the canal once, despite having around 7 damn punctures since starting the Canal Commute (and 2 last week), I ordered some Marathon Plus MTB Tyres and a new pump , ensuring that I will do EVERYTHING I can to keep doing the 22 mile per day route over the winter.

However the week went from pretty damn good to a NIGHTMARE by Friday afternoon……I felt run down in the afternoon and by about 3pm I was doubled over in AGONY …by around 4pm (I think) an Ambulance had been called, I attempted to refuse and said I would cycle home….I’m an idiot sometimes…(I was wearing My Quitting Lasts Forever Shirt Though)… I was loaded into an ambulance and filled full of morphine.

39 Stone Cyclist In Hospital AGAIN :(

Diggin The Gown "Gaz"

The Doctor examined me and said …..and here is the best bit EVER……

“You have a lot of lose skin sir, did you used to be very heavy ?”

Now on the face of it, not a great thing for someone to say to you…BUT… Normally the first thing any Doctor says to me is “You are too FAT, Lose Weight” so for not a single one of them to say that and only mention my lose skin…well that’s a BONUS !

When I was leaving hospital I didn’t have a shirt/coat/jumper….So I was forced to borrow a LARGE Coat….Never in a million years did I expect it to fit…..

Large Coat, Hospital Gown, HUGE XXXXXXL Needle......

Large Coat, Hospital Gown, HUGE XXXXXXL Needle......

Turns out I have/Had Kidney stones….I am feeling MUCH better today, seems I passed them when I did a sample ….HURRAH…So with that in mind I needed to get my bike today, my kind colleagues ensured that it was inside the office (After me refusing help and then saying sort my bike out or I aint going nowhere)….I decided to use the life (not something I normally do but was tired) the lift then broke down in-between floors…In a building with 3 people in it…SIGH…So then I got my ike, my cycling shoes and I was all set…To put it in my car..when I couldn’t then get out of the building…LOL..

So the stones seem to have gone, my bike is home and ready for Monday, I have AGAIN been lucky that it wasn’t anything major that could have derailed my weight loss…Time for a good rest and then on Monday its time to beat the living crap out of myself again……

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21 responses

27 11 2010
Toby Field

Glad to hear you are OK and it’s nothing serious or life threatening. When you are in the right frame of mind you don’t want anything to get in the way of the cycling.

Did the doctor make any mention to diet causing the kidney stones?

27 11 2010
39stonecyclist

Thanks Mate…I dont want anything to EVER get in the way now :D

Nop, Just told me to drink shed loads….but not alcohol….Not an issue anyway

27 11 2010
Swindon Cyclist

I’ve noticed through your blog that nothing is ever simple for you!

Glad to hear your all right and that you’re not fat in the doctors eyes anymore.

28 11 2010
39stonecyclist

I really REALLY Dont like to do things the easy way :)

Thanks, Im glad too, was quite scary TBH

28 11 2010
pj mcnally

Yes, stay hydrated at all times is the usual advice. Don’t go nuts about it, but you want to avoid your urine ever being super concentrated. Otherwise the stones crystallize out. Keeping your urine dilute prevents that. Just don’t overdo it – too much water is bad for you in other ways! (Loss of electrolytes – salts – etc etc).

Great post btw, Gaz. I’m a student doctor and i read your blog with great interest.

In fact, the last time we had a very obese patient, one of my collegues said something like, “well of course we need to tell her to lose the weight, but she’s never going to do it”. I mentioned your blog and what you had done, and they were stunned – they really didn’t think it was possible. And showing them your success changed that.

So thank you Gaz, and keep up the good work!
(Must head out for my Sunday bike ride now).

28 11 2010
39stonecyclist

It never fails to surprise me just how far reaching my story can get sometimes, to hear yourself, a doctor, prescribe me as a potential treatment to someone fills me with pride and determination that I will finish this journey and finish it strong, thank you.

I was all set to take my new Cannondale out for its first ride today but I am feeling pretty exhausted , so I am gonna rest up today, until about 2 ish and then re-evaluate how I am feeling, The snow will be here in a few days and then it will potentially be months before I get my next chance, I love my MTB , I’m just itching to ride the ‘Dale

Thanks for the medical advice, lets hope I dont have this issue again :D

Enjoy the ride, drop a few people for me wont ya :D

Gaz

28 11 2010
Clive Chapman

Glad everything is ok mate.

28 11 2010
39stonecyclist

Thanks Mate

Appreciate that

28 11 2010
welshcyclist

Good to hear that you’re OK, you’ve been very lucky, it’s made me think about hydration, something I always poo-poohed. Keep the posts going, because there seems to be a message in them for all of us out here in the cycleblogosphere.
Cheers.

28 11 2010
39stonecyclist

Hi Mate

Thanks for your comment, indeed you are right, I have been lucky, not sure how many lives I have got left though :D
Glad I am still helping others though

Gaz

28 11 2010
Geoff Myers

Hi Gaz,
Firstly: I am delighted to hear your OK (I have never had the misfortune to pass a stone but I have had graphic accounts from close friends how painful it is!!!!)

Secondly: a “LARGE” coat fitting! I have to admit I am rather jealous!

all the best keep it up
Geoff

28 11 2010
39stonecyclist

Hi Mate

Thanks for that, its been a fraught weekend TBH, Im far from ok, but the Cube is washed and ready to beat the crap outta the canal tomorrow :D

Good Innit :D…Tho the coat is way too chavvy for me TBH :)

28 11 2010
Geoff Myers

As we say in my game “Make it have it”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28 11 2010
39stonecyclist

Keh ??? (Sorry)

29 11 2010
gerald

Glad you are doing OK – Ian put me on to your video of cycling through Hyde Park so I’ve just posted it on Hyde DP Xtra.

Cheers

3 12 2010
39stonecyclist

Thanks for the link mate, Appreciate it :D

3 12 2010
nilling

Hi mate,

Glad you’ve lost even more stones ;)

O btw that Cannondale is a beaut :)

3 12 2010
39stonecyclist

LOL…Didnt think of it like that….Can I be accused of cheating now ? LOL

Sure is, Shame I have not had a chance for a proper ride just yet :(

3 12 2010
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4 12 2010
Mr.Weightloss

lol Thank you for sharing it.

4 12 2010
39stonecyclist

LOL @ What bit ?

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