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Old 01-09-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
Have KLR Go Anywhere
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Joined: Jan 2014
Location: Hollister, California
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Originally Posted by pcvance View Post
Mike, that sounds great, I'll let you know when my doc clears me to ride. I was so sick from the colon cancer my blood count was 4.3, I needed 5 units of blood just to get me safe to go home from the hospital. Good news is my doctor removed a section of the right side of my colon and I'm good to go. I'm still waiting on the pathology report to determine if I'll need chemo...
What cancer are you fighting? Are you riding a KLR? We could meet up at bass lake and ride the Sierra national forest. Lots of good riding over there. Checkout the Central Valley Dual Sport Rides thread. Sierra NF report & Sequoia NF report threads, I post in all three. There are a bunch of good guys over here, join us for rides anytime, just post up or PM if you want to ride. You & I can be the cancer fighter riders...
I can identify with you in many ways. I have Multiple Myeloma. It is a cancer in the bones and bone marrow. I have lost 90 lbs now and 5 1/2 inches in height due to 11 collapsed vertebrae. The bone marrow makes your red and white blood cells. So a real danger for me is the inability to fight disease and becoming extremely anemic. I have had several blood transfusions like you. In the last three and one half years I have had radiation to remove legions on my spine. Kemo to fight the cancer. Stem cell transplant. None of which have worked very well. I am currently in a research trial involving being infused every two weeks with modified anti-bodies from mice. This is cutting edge and only about 50 people in the country are in the trial. The good news is that where nothing else has worked well, after about two months in this trial my numbers have turned around and seem to be improving. Now the question is, how long will this trend last? I am glad to hear your surgery went well and I will pray for your continued improvement. Yes I do ride a 2013 KLR. I have been riding all my life on almost every kind and style of motorcycle. I would like to form up the cancer fighter riders with you. The areas you suggested riding sound great as I have not ridden that area at all and I am always looking to ride new areas. Let's keep in touch and try to set something up. I am trying to establish some way for others in our situation to get in touch with riders in their area to ride with so they can ride with less concern about the dangers of riding alone. Hope to hear from you soon.
God Bless. Mike
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