Rob Edwards – Part 16 – Light at the end of the tunnel

Part Sixteen:
Light at the end of the tunnel.
Rob on his 400cc Triumph in the Pre'65 Scottish in 1993. Photo copyright: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven

Rob on his 400cc Triumph in the Pre’65 Scottish on Loch Eild Path in 1993. Photo copyright: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven

Hello Readers,
I hope you enjoyed the Festive Season? We are cruising towards a gradual finish now. I mean surely nothing more could happen to me? Well actually yes – just for a change, I had an epileptic fit! I was fitting so badly I had to be put into an induced coma.

I must have been enjoying it because they couldn’t wake me up. The good news is I only had one of these.
However, I did have another stroke which effected my speech, balance and I couldn’t write. Now for the good news all these problems are in the past.
I think its something to do with having a competitive spirit and a lot of luck.
I promise I will not talk of illness ever again! My miracle recovery occurred when I stopped taking the pain killer fentanyl. It took me a year to get it out of my system but it has transformed me.
Don’t expect me to be riding in the SSDT again but I hope to be spectating. From now on this is a stroke-free zone!
To cheer you up the next part of my story is a number of things that I had forgotten about but thanks to doing my story with Trials Guru, I have remembered some. I hope you find them amusing.
Best Wishes To All and Thank You – ROB
Guisborough - Tocketts Mill trial on a borrowed Triumph Cub. Photo Courtesy: Neil Sturgeon, Darlington

Guisborough – Tocketts Mill trial on a borrowed Triumph Cub. Photo Courtesy: Neil Sturgeon, Darlington

Trials Guru comment: We are indebted to Rob Edwards for explaining exactly why he disappeared off the trials scene some years ago. It is now made crystal clear by the man himself exactly how his health issues were considerable and very serious and limited his lifestyle and activities. For many years there was a genuine mistaken belief that Rob had picked up some germ or bug when he was on his South American travels promoting with Montesa, now we know the true story about his Churg-Strauss Syndrome. This is not the end of Rob’s story, he will continue to share excerpts of his life in trials for a little longer. Remember the complete story is available on Trials Guru, just click on the button: Rob Edwards Story

 

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