I had sinus surgery yesterday and am going to be slowed down a bit for the next few days.
I know we have lots to talk about, new Betas and everything. So just be a bit patient. I am super excited to announce that I came back from the Beta ride day with a new 390RR. I can already tell you it was the surprise hit of the dealer ride day. I also spun some laps on the 480RR, 350RR EFI, 250 Race and 300RR. Lots of new stuff to talk about.
I guess I am just not going to be able to do ISDE coverage this week. There is already lots of good coverage elsewhere. Make sure and look at Mark Kariya’s Facebook page. I am super excited to see how well the guys and gals are doing and sitting home rooting for them.
From the “when it rains it pours” desk – looks like we are going to do a whole years worth of new bike rides this month. As much as I wish we could space it out nice and even, all the bikes arrive at once it seems. I still have FE350s to write about. All the new Betas impressions to catch up on. Finally, don’t tell anyone, but that all new funny orange bike with the goofy pipe will be ready to ride next week.
As for the sinus surgery. I have been suffering with issues for over a year now and put off having looked at for too long. I have not been able to breath out of one side for that time. I have also had chronic sinus infections, perhaps nearly continuous low grade for the same period of time. But I had a huge flair up about six weeks ago. It was bad enough to really get my attention. The infection got into my cheek bone. The diagnosis of the CT scan was polyp growths which are completely blocking all flow. In effect my left sinus was just a big incubator for nasty bacteria that happened along. So they went in an ground them out with a rotary tool yesterday. They also corrected a mild deviated septum. Doc says the polyps are probably the result of allergies.
So I am a bit of a swollen bloody mess at the moment, but not doing too bad overall. I have to go back in this morning to get the packing removed. But I have been bleeding a lot, so not sure if packing may have to go back in or not. Neena is taking good care of me. Sleeping is nearly impossible, but I am sure things will be better in a few days.
This was the first surgery I have ever had. Folks in the surgery center were rather impressed, not just for my age, but as a motorcycle rider. I seem to spend much of my life explaining to people, I am not that kind of rider. I am a professional and staying healthy is a qualification of the job.
Last December when I had to make a visit to the Ensenada emergency room to have a thorn removed from my hand was that first time I had ever been in a hospital for treatment. I am certainly going to try and keep it that way.