A Leitrim man who underwent life changing treatment for Parkinson's in January has realised his ambition to start cycling again.
Michael McCabe from Cloone was diagnosed with Parkinson ten years ago.
He had surgery at Beaumont hospital earlier this year to put electrodes in his brain which send electrical impulses to control his tremors.
Michael was on the Joe Finnegan show in January shortly after the surgery and spoke of how much his life had improved with the intervention.
This morning he revealed that he had actually been able to begin cycling again this week and had taken a trip on his father's old bicycle to Keeldra Lake…
'There was no effort whatsoever I just made up my mind and I was going to go on the bike. I got out and I stepped on the pedal and threw my leg over the bar and away we went to Keeldra lake.
I had no other option but to keep going because I was afraid about stopping on this bike.
The black bicycle belonged to my Dad and in 1950s he bought it in Cooney in Cloone for 13 pounds and 10 shillings.'
The marvelous Deddeh shall be on @ShannonsideFM tomorrow morning at https://t.co/5ZOY4IpSm9. An update on how he's doing & hopefully helping others. I'm so proud of him, my old Daddy is back again
Kicking Parkinson's right in the...🤣 pic.twitter.com/pES6oAE0Sv
— Karen McCabe (@LadyHaywire) March 30, 2023