Fair Dinkum Mate it’s as True as a Roo’s tale
2012: I Broke my neck seriously in the GC100 Cycle Event – I was suddenly paralysed for 8 months…but…
2013: My first ride after breaking my neck, in the pitch black of a 5:30am ride on the Gold Coast, I get to take my first turn at the front of our group of 6 riders, it felt great to be back! And then fate intervened again, before I had time to settle in I was hit head on by a blood big Roo, – go figure those odds! Yet luck was on my shoulder, with an angry Roo entangled on my front wheel and sprawled over my handlebars our heads clashed eye ball to eye ball in the dark for the briefest of moments before his (or her?) tail slammed into the ground and in once big bounce disappeared into the dark tree line. Even though I was in shock, I could sense the panic from all behind me – I think their panic was of disbelief and fear of a re-broken neck, along with who was going to tell my wife! I walked a way with black eye a busted bike and a bloody big Roo Story!
2016 Living Life in the Terminal Lane
CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA a very aggressive bile duct cancer – a Pancreatic / Liver Combo.
Stats- Average survival 6.8 months – NO CURE
I have endured 25 hours of surgeries & many months of painful intensive chemotherapy.
Currently I am one of nine patients world wide on experimental trial Keynote 158
Living life in the Terminal Lane has taught me much, especially to “Live Lite – Eat Lite – Move Lite & Play Lite” ! Everyday I run, cycle, Swim in the surf, and let out the real smiles. I am no longer the loneliest person in a crowed room and absolutely love the feeling of being normal, it’s so simple but it’s the best thing ever!
When you have been invaded by cancer you cannot go back to the way it was, you have to embrace it and learn (very quickly) to get alongside it. Cancer is must no longer be your foe, but instead it must become your new sunrise, new partner, and new career – Life has changed there is a new normal and for me, I have embraced this all in order to continue to evolve and live my life to it’s fullest potential.
I understood very quickly that I could not waste precious energy trying to go back to the way it was, my energy was more effective in learning to travel alongside this beast of a cancer. Cancer could not remain my a foe, but instead a new partner on a new pathway with new sunrises. I could not risk a head on confrontation against a foe I did not know or understand.
‘Things’ evolve to find their tangible form if you let it.
It’s an Evolve or Dissolve thing when you pause to think upon your life. I became very aware that ‘Life’ has it’s own rhythm and its own beat of which I am part of. It is my sole responsibility to keep in sync and reap the rewards of life by remaining aware of this understanding that I am entrusted with at birth.
“There is an ‘Art’ to living and there is a greater ‘Art’ to staying alive, yet the ‘Art’ of all ‘Arts’ is to live a full and complete life that exceeds your conscious potential, but never quite hits perfection, as that is the inspiration for tomorrows sunrise!
Pursuing Perfection confronts potential, opens up honestly, and delivers opportunities – It maintains a healthy direction. It can be scary, liberating and overwhelming, all at the same time….Read my story @ https://steveholmes.net.au