Monday, February 21, 2011

Long Time Coming

It has been a while since my last post and I have to admit that my RA is doing great.  I really mean it, I wished it was this controlled all of the time.  But no one said life was easy and so while my RA is almost non-existant at the moment, I now have another medical problem, no ... it's not cancer, but still quite painful.  I am not comfortable talking about it right now, maybe later.  Most likely, by the time this new condition is taken care of ... my RA will rear it's ugly head again.  

The worst part is we are now past the 2011 Oklahoma Slip-A-Thon (so much for global warming), all of the ice and snow is gone and the past 10 days have been in the 60's and 70's.  Normally that would be good, but I can not ride right now, even though I did sneak a short ride in last night.  Not in the woods, not even in the forrest, but I still got a short burst of adrenaline to help me for a while.  My KTM was happy last night.

I hope everyone is doing well, I know Lana has been without power, hopefully it is back on now.


Anonymous said...

Wondered about you bud.
Good for you that the RA is taking a back seat on the priority list.
Snow is still here in Syracuse and it is single digits outside right now. Just punched through 15 inches of ice yesterday to go fishing. Good luck with everything else, lord knows, I don't always want to bring to light all of the other things going on in my life. I understand. If you get a little down, just google those 2011 bikes out there. Boy what a difference from the 80's. At least we can dream.
Take care.

Wren said...

I'm glad the RA is easing up, Terry. You surely deserve a break from it. And wow... sorry you're having to deal with another painful condition in its place. I hope whatever it is goes away quickly,and that you'll heal up and get out on that bike of yours while the weather is so nice.
Hugs for you, Terry. Take care.

tharr said...

Phil, you're a tougher man than I am! Did you do any good fishing? I am wanting a BMW F800GS, but hey ... thats 3 years (if ever) away.

Wren, I am feeling so good with my RA right now. I have been down in the floor playing with the dogs, something that generally hurts me pretty bad to do, and they have been loving the extra attention lately. Thank you, I am ready to ride ... if everything would just cooperate at once.

Squirrel said...

Been wondering where you've been, Terry. Great news about the RA...not so great news about the other issue. I hope that it clears up soon and you can fully enjoy your RA 'holiday'. Take it easy!

tharr said...

Hey Squirrel, good to hear from you. It is amazing how good I feel from my RA, not pain free, but pretty darn close. Hopefully in a month I'll be back on my bike and making up for lost time.

mary said...

Nice to see you back and to hear your RA is cooperating for a change. Hope all goes well with the other problem and that your weather holds until you can ride. Last week I did a 2 hour bike ride in 60 degree 6 inches of snow, go figure. Have to grab those nice days when they come around.

tharr said...

Mary, it made me smile reading that you did a 2 hour ride. You rock! The weather has been so crazy this winter, we had record setting snow fall here 2 weeks ago then all of last week it was in the 60's and 70's. Last week was the first nice warm days of this winter, we usually have several each winter. Keep up the rides when the weather cooperates!

Cathy said...

We had a few warm days here and now winter is back. :(. But, at least our 20 inches of snow has melted.

So glad that your RA is giving you a break while you deal with this new issue. It's always something, huh?

Lana said...

Power was on the next day. However, I moved so I did not have internet for like a week and my kids have no cable TV – needless to say, it was interesting. I hope this new condition isn’t worst than the RA – so much for optimism. I figure if it was short-term you wouldn’t have brought it up so, I hope for the best. Take care of yourself.

tharr said...

Cathy, the warm days were a great relief to us, I'm sure they were to you too. He didn't quite have 20 inches here, up 80 miles north where my daughter goes to college, they had 24 inches in one night. The photos she had were unbelievable!
Hopefully I will be back to normal in a month or so.

Lana, glad you got your power back. I bet the kids were lost without electricity. No games, computer or tv. Sort of like what it was like when I was growing up and we had power. Actually we had tv ... only 3 channels + PBS to watch! lol

Anonymous said...

Last week we didn't catch much, but had a great time and got some exercise in. We have had some strange weather this winter, had snow yesterday and it will be 50 degrees tomorrow. So far we have had a bit over 150" of snow this season. Today we dragged our sleds about 800 yards into the lake and had a good 14 inches of ice. I caught a really big large mouth bass and sent him back down the hole then picked up four 13 inch crappie and about a dozen nice blue gills. It was a nice day with blue skies and little wind. We saw lots of crazy snowmobilers ripping accross the open lake. I hope smoeday you can swing the BMW, sounds like fun.
feel well
Phil Syracuse NY

tharr said...

Hey Phil, I think it's been a strange winter everywhere here in the US! Man, 150", what is your normal annual snowfall? Our normal is 5 1/2" annual, so far we have had 22". I know ... you're laughing at our snowfall right now, but we live in the south. Sounds like fun, but I honestly don't know how you ice fish. Cold weather/wind hurt me. You're a tough one!