Just a quick post. I came home from the hospital yesterday morning. The neurologist gave me the all clear. There is no explanation available for what caused the facial numbness but I have been told by the neurologist that I need to get my hemoglobin count down to reduce the thickness of my blood. I am off to see a doctor with a special interest in transgender medicine on Tuesday so will learn more then.
In the meantime, I’ve had another bag of blood removed and am adjusting my exercise regime to reduce the risk of dehydration. I’ll also be taking a break from Audax until my hemoglobin levels stabilise. But that’s not all bad because it will leave me more time for bushwalking and cycle touring.
The good news is that:
- I am still allowed to travel to Kenya next week
- there is no reason why I can’t continue to explore the world on two wheels and foot
- experiences like this provide me with a reason to reflect on my priorities, lifestyle, values and options for the future.
I’m hoping to go for a short easy ride later this afternoon. I’m looking forward to it.