My Progress

Saturday, April 26, 2014

You can't take the road from me.. Apologies to Mal and crew..

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the road from me.

Take me out to the black

Well that's kind of where I've been.  No not wandering around out in space literally, but blacking out, as in passing out and taking unplanned naps.  Kind of made life hard, work was difficult, the kids and my wife were more than a bit worried.  Really made it hard to ride a bike.  Let's see, riding in traffic + unplanned nap = speed bump for local traffic.

Leave the man where he lay
He'll never see another day

Fortunately after consulting, (read paying) more doctors than I ever want to think of, it was decided that whatever it wasn't that bad, so they said.  Word of advice, choose wisely on doctors, misadventures can occur.  Surprisingly, the neurologist diagnosed me as just what his specialty, (also known as his bread and butter/profit maker) happened to be that day.  Yep, the neurologist/sleep specialist said I had, (and this is my surprised face) sleep apnea!  Happy pay day for him.

They said it was just a mild case, if mine was mild, please shoot me before it gets to severe.  Just a "mild" case had my life so screwed up that I was barely functional at work, prone to falling over and passing out any time of the day, and shall we say, difficult to live with.

Welcome to a CPAP and a Darth Vader mask.  Here put this mask on that leaks when you roll over, makes your nose itch and wrapping the hose around your neck when you roll over at night makes you think of THIS!

All of that is SUPPOSED to make you sleep better.  Well actually it does.  I am sleeping better surprisingly.

I feel the black reaching out
I hear its song without a doubt
I still hear and I still see
That you can't take the road from me.

Since I am sleeping better and all "medical professionals" have pronounced me "cured", I'm back at work and back on the bike out on the road.

Today was my wife and I's first ride of the year on Serenity, our Rans Seavo tandem.

Today, she lived up to her name and ran without a problem.

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity

And you can't take the road from me.