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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A visit with the doctor.


I was told by daughter Melissa, and older sister Dawn, I just can't disappear from Blogdom just because I haven't been bicycling. I told sister Dawn, but my endorphin supply is down, I'm just want to spend my free time whining to everyone who will listen. It got so bad around here that Creepy Baby and Friend started hitting the bottle. So now I drink with them. I know it's wrong, but it's only for a season

I saw the orthopedic surgeon today. He injected something cortisone like into both shoulders. Movement is quite restricted lately. He determined both wrists have significant impingement, which was what the neurologist's report said last week. There is something else going on besides the muscle-skeletal problems here. Other joints are now hurting. Lots of blood tests were done. He mentioned maybe Lyme's disease, or RA. I wait.


Perhaps that explains something. It seems earlier this year I was putting more hours in the saddle then most bike riders that I know. Seems I was slowly getting slower. I wasn't gaining on it. At Triple D race this January I didn't have my 'normal motor' running that I am used too. I said to myself I'm 58, my MOJO supply just isn't what it used to be. Maybe something else was working on me.
Other riders saw it, I stayed in the back half, a couple of guys dropped along side of me, and asked if I wanted to start 'working it' I told em go ahead, I'll find you.


So my plans are just to hang out, rest up, get this problem figured out and ride again like I have never have before. The bikes will be ready, it'll come.


Meanwhile I am mounting a pedal system to my '6 wheeler' for some easy does it riding. :-)

11 comments:

dawn marie giegerich said...
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tainterturtles said...

Hang in there Davie G. Bike man is ten years older and now is in need of "body" repairs too. Once the repairs are made, biking will be top priority.

Melissa and Dawn are right, don't stop blogging....we miss your posts!

dawn marie giegerich said...

You are giegerich, we are healthy.

Craig said...

I'm sure Creepy Baby and Friend would be willing to do the occasional guest blog for ya, when you're not feeling up to it.

Get better soon, hope it's nothing serious.

Clive Chapman said...

Hang in there feller. Best wishes from across the pond!

Bill G said...

Prayers going out for you brother Dave! Keep us posted and don't hang around creepy baby too much - they are bad influences ;)

Anonymous said...

Mr. D.G. Can I have your snow bike?
The evil one.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Keep the blog rolling. Let the body heal.

Dan O said...

Damn - sorry to hear you're down for the count - for awhile anyway. Get everything sorted and heal quick.

Even without the riding, keep up the writing. You've mentioned tidbits of interesting life stories in previous posts. Maybe now is the time to share a few.

Maybe Creepy Baby could spot you a few guest posts...

PaddyAnne said...

Keep busy with what you can do, and in the meantime you can catch up on reading, old movies and taking it slow.

Steph said...

sucky.... sorry about the shoulder probs:(

rest up!