Where’s Garry? Unfortunately, Garry’s stuck at home recovering from surgery!
2021 hasn’t been the best of years for cycle touring! (neither was 2020, for that matter!) What with being stuck at home because of the Covid-19 lockdown! And now Garry’s recovering from hip surgery.
Lockdown was eased in early June, and as soon as he could, Garry was off! Unfortunately, so was everybody else! And with foreign travel banned the campsites were very busy, especially at the weekend! So Garry came up with the idea of touring midweek and returning home for the weekend. This worked for two weeks! While he was on his second week of riding, Garry received a call from the hospital! It was a call that Garry knew was coming, so it was no big surprise. He was just hoping it wasn’t going to be this soon! Garry was being called in for hip surgery, which had been hanging over his head since his first operation in 2018!
Initially, the operation went well, and Garry was back home after only one night in hospital. Unfortunately, two weeks after the operation, his wound became infected, and Garry got readmitted to the hospital! Once again, they had to operate. This time, the surgeon removed any infected tissue and debrided the implant! And after ten further nights in the hospital, Garry was allowed home. He now has to take antibiotics for the next few months in the hope that it will be enough to kill off any infection! And if it doesn’t, well, let’s not go there!
Garry now has several months of rehabilitation before getting back on his bike properly. And he’s hopeful to be able to go away somewhere before the years out, even if it is only an overnight trip!
Where’s Garry web page updated August 2021