Life After Sepsis Getting Back On The Bike Video

While to some people being able to get back on a bike after sepsis and having a hip replacement may not be a priority. But for Garry it was!

Initially, when Garry was discharged from the hospital, he was too weak to do anything and spent a lot of time sleeping and resting,

But gradually after a few weeks, his strength and stamina started to grow. So much so that every day he would go out to his garage and try to get on his bike, until finally….This video charts Garry’s progress, and how after determination and grit he was able to once again get back on his bike!

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Odd Photos Taken In December 2018

Odd photos that Garry’s taken as he’s travelled around on his bike.

Some have appeared on the website, others on Garry’s social media channels, plus some extra ones.

To read the stories behind the photos visit Garry’s December 2018 update.

July 2018 Video Diary

Seafront at Ventnor

Garry’s video diaries from his tour in July 2018, this was his last tour before he contracted sepsis! Or maybe he already had it!

There’s plenty of oww’s, and ouch’s and puffing and panting along the way, and because of the painkillers Garry now has to take, I think he may have been a little high!

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December 2018 Update

Emsworth harbour

Haha! Some of you may have received this email earlier or in its earlier version anyway I had a bit of a technical breakdown, and for some reason, it decided to send it out. So apologies for that.

Fisherman's boats on the beach
Fisherman’s boats at Worthing with the Seven Sisters in the background

December has been a good month on the health front, and I’m starting to cycle a lot more although still not really any great distances. Although I have managed to cycle to Portsmouth a couple of times, Brighton and a few other places around Sussex. It’s been a good month on the cycling front.

Shoreham-By-Sea
Shoreham-By-Sea

Now at the end of the year, I’m feeling a lot better, my back, leg and hip, all seem really good! Although I still have to walk with a crutch!

Rusting old pier
The old West Pier in Brighton

So good, in fact, I’ve been trying to get away for the last month, but I just don’t seem to have any time I seem to always have appointments at hospitals or doctors!

Hybrid ferry
One of the new hybrid ferries for the Isle of Wight

I had to have an MRI scan just before Christmas, which hopefully was all okay. I’ve not heard anything back, so I’m assuming no news is good news!

The scan was to make sure there was no infection still lurking in my hip! It’s all part of the plan for getting me back up and running properly! Hopefully, its another box ticked on the route to having my hip replacement a permanent thing.

Christmas tree made out of lobster pots
Christmas tree made out of lobster pots
2018 Review

I was going to do a review of the past year, but after thinking about it and looking back at what’s happened, I decided it was best just to stay clear and move forward to next year. Although I have finally finished off the videos from the tour, I did before being admitted into hospital, which are now up on my YouTube channel.

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Next Year

I’d like to think that next year I’ll be able to go away on the bike a bit more but knowing I’ve got to have this hip operation at some point which hopefully will be around March April time it’s a bit doubtful!

Although I’m hoping to go away in the next month or so.

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blogs and all the comments that I’ve received throughout the year, especially when I was so ill! Happy New Year to everybody and let’s hope for a better and healthier New Year in 2019.

Garry McGivern
Cheers