December 2018 Update

Garry McGivern’s December 2018 update. 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.


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.

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

6 Replies to “December 2018 Update”

  1. Have a great 2019 Garry. Health, happiness and much good cycling. Best wishes from Jenette at Falls Retreat Bed & Breakfast in Perth, Western Australia…

  2. You deserve a medal. If all else fails you can make it as a photographer. My bike is in the hall with puddeny tyres. It’s good to be out on the road,going one knows not where.
    Best wishes – Malcollm.

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