Targa Tasmania – High Country – Tough End to 2016 but bring in 2017 >>>
Geeday from the blunder down under – please do excuse the length of time it’s taken me to reply to emails and SMS – the biggest fear someone like me – with my type and severity of disability is that one day – antibiotics will not work – you see it’s normal for me to get 1-2 infections a year – some get 5-8 so I’m doing well to limit my exposure to only a couple a year – but when they hit they are so far advanced by the time I see the symptoms presenting – it’s ALWAYS an uphill battle to get on top of them !
The only cure for infections is of course antibiotics – as I have a dysfunctional immune system if someone coughs in Bangkok I’ll have the virus in 6 days haha – bacterial and viral infections surround someone like me with a non existent immune system and the ONLY problem with all this is that it can come a day where – my body has devolved an immunity to antibiotics – sadly Christopher Reeve’s died of a very simple skin infection as a result of years of taking AB’s – they just didn’t work anymore !
Well they told me that day would come for me and whilst I knew I didn’t think it would be so soon – I’ve been battling an infection for over 13 weeks now – and during I’ve had 8 courses of AB’s including some mega massive horse AB’s – yet I just haven’t been able to beat it – the infection seems to become dormant after 3-4 days on the AB’s and I pick up then 3-4 days after the last AB —- it’s back :-((
Well had this last 8th lot of non broad spec but targeted AB’s I think (read hope and pray) that finally I have beaten it as I’m out of bed and actually up and in the chair – even driving the last few days so god willing ^^ I’m infection free and if I can stay that way for a decent length of time I could get back some sensitivity to the broad spec Ab’s :-)))
Well it’s as if I’ve won lotto (almost) you see when I’m infection free your just dealing with the disability (not fun day to day but it is what it is and you get through it) it’s like your just pushing your chair along a cliff and and the day to day management of the disability is just normal (whatever normal for me is) and acceptable – survivable – but when an infection hits it’s as if you just rolled off the cliff and free fell into the deepest abyss – bit like the straw that breaks the camels back – adding even just one infection takes the day to day from doable to hell in 6 seconds – and without the brain able to manage the body the infection and its symptoms are so severe you really do wonder how you will survive the day to day !
We depend so much on doctors and medicine to be able to solve our problems when that is limited it just makes you feel pretty helpless and more useless than normal :-((
But today I’m @10 days off the last AB and finally ? Feeling normal – still disabled but normal and it’s even better than winning lotto (almost) I’m now so happy and ahead is the task to catch up on all the things that have been left aside – simple stuff like company accounts – bills – bank reconciliations – SMS – and — emails !!
So with renewed health and vigour I’m starting the above said – your friendship is important to me and my goal is to be totally caught up by the end of the week and on FIRE for 2017 !
I just want to say thank you all for your understanding and consideration and I’ll be back in 2017 and ready to Rumble !!!!
Many , many thanks and pls do have a magic Xmas with many GR8 memories to bring into the new year :-))
Love and best wishes always Alan / Hamme 🙂
Big thanks to Team Targa Tasmania – we did get to Targa “High Country” start of Nov but I was quite sick and everyone helped me just to be able to complete e dry stage albeit setting the worlds lowest times we did finally finish the Targa – a total HIGHLIGHT of 2016 without the help of the team and everyone at targa we could never have made it to the finish – still many smiles along the way >>>