Fortunately the MRI nightmare is behind me. Today my doctor cautioned me to be patient because this drug might not take affect for a few days; in fact, it might be a week before I'm pain free. But there is a strong sense of psychic relief because I know I'm finally on the road to being back on my bike, and if my doctor agrees, I plan to rejoin the tour on 5/26. Two weeks of riding is definitely better than staying home, but after the tour I will need to reconfigure the handlebars of my bike, putting me in a more upright stance so I'm not craning my neck. I need to do everything I can to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Most of you know what I'm talking about, whether you ride a bicycle or not. Determination and resilience are not reserved for cyclists. It's also a characteristic that many of my dear friends share, and I believe exists in all of my immediate family.
I close with a message to those of you who don't ride but are thinking about it, " Do It" "Go for it". It will change your life. It changed mine. Besides it's so damn much fun! And you meet the greatest people.
So as you can tell I'm pretty pumped up right now. It may be the Corticosteroid drug talking, I don't know for sure, but for those who know me pretty well, you'll probably say, "Nah, that's Pam."
N.B. In case there are any burning questions. My husband Bruce left Saturday for a cruise with his youngest daughter through the British Isles, a trip he planned to coincide with my ride.