As you may remember, at the beginning of the month I was on tour in the Loire valley, but after a couple of blisters came up on the back of my hands I cut the tour short and returned home! Fearing it was a repeat of last years events that lead to my contracting sepsis! Surprising all my family and friends as to how sensible I was, in fact I even surprised myself!
Once back at home, I went for blood tests, which thankfully came back all-clear! Once I was given the all-clear, I had hoped to return to the Loire, but a combination of things meant I wasn’t able to!
Time, I was already pushing it to complete the tour, even before I came home. I had an appointment with my surgeon, who I’ve now seen and have finally got a date for my second stage hip surgery, its booked in for November 5th.
I’ve also not been feeling particularly good and have had to go back on steroids! (nothing to do with sepsis, hopefully!)
And probably the most important reason, for not returning to France, my Vicky was due to have her first baby on the 25th September, who eventually arrived on the 27th. A little girl named Indya Josie weighing in at 8lb 6oz.
I had planned to return to France today October 1st, but with the weather being the way it is, it’s not exactly cycling weather!
I’ve still managed to get a few trips in this month, only to the New Forest, but it was still good to getaway.