Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 30
  1. #1
    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
    Posts
    6,164
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Eerie Coincidence?

    2 years to the day my best cycling buddy found himself in the hospital after being hit by a car, I too was hospitalized for health issues unrelated to cycling. I picked up a pretty hostile virus plus a condition that had been lieing dormant for 30 years came back fericously.

    I'm in a great facility and plan for this to be a very short stay. Lots of tests, xrays ultrasound, medications plus over 80 cc's of fluid drained from my right knee.

    I literally went from doing a 50 mile ride to not being able to walk to the toilet in hours. Body temps were uncontrolable.

    Will give more details later!
    Ride your Ride!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member kr32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Waldorf Md.
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Six Carbon 5 and Gary Fisher Wahoo
    Posts
    2,045
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wishing you a speedy recovery I hope it isn't anything serious, and check out your buddy, did he get hit again? If so then yeah ..Eerie!

  3. #3
    Banned. DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    20,924
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    WOW!!

    No matter how "good" the hospital is, they still totally suck. Get out soon, and I am wishing you total and complete recovery - quickly.

    PLEASE keep us advised.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 11-27-10 at 07:52 AM.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Bare Feet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NoNJ
    Posts
    281
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry to hear about all this happening to you jppe. Get well soon!
    2011 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 - WSD
    1982 Miyata three-ten (good times!)

  5. #5
    Climbing Above It All BikeWNC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Basking in the Sun.
    Posts
    4,146
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Coincidence or not, I hope you get better soon Joe.
    FS: Shimano DA 7900 brake calipers, DA 7900 Crankset 50/34 175mm and BB

  6. #6
    Senior Member wiredfoxterror's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    The Floribbean
    My Bikes
    2006 Trek Rail 2007 Diamondback Dellacruz 1.0 2009 Trek Lime 2009 Jamis Boss Cruiser 7 1980s Nishiki Road Bike 1993 Cannondale R700 (Criterium) 1993 Cannondale V1000 1995 Cannondale M1000 1996 Cannondale Killer V900 1996 Cannondale M900 CAD3 1997 Ca
    Posts
    272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Get better quickly and stay that way!
    Foxye, the Floribbean

    2006 Trek Rail
    2009 Trek Lime
    2009 Jamis Boss Cruiser 7
    1980s Nishiki Road Bike
    1993 Cannondale V1000
    1994 Cannondale Killer V900
    1995 Cannondale M1000
    1996 Cannondale Killer V900
    1996 Cannondale M900 CAD3
    1997 Cannondale F1000
    1997 Cannondale Super V 2000

  7. #7
    xtrajack xtrajack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maine
    My Bikes
    Kona fire mountain/xtracycle,Univega landrover fs,Nishiki custom sport Ross professional super gran tour Schwinn Mesa (future Xtracycle donor bike)
    Posts
    2,056
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I love my 50+ jersey. TY
    2008 Kona Fire Mountain/Xtracycle
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    I void warranties.
    Cycling well IS Cycling Advocacy
    Originally Posted by Steely Dan: if you're riding a bike and not having fun, then you're doing it wrong.

  8. #8
    Senior Member NOS88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    6,470
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whoa, that must have been a major shocker. Heal quickly and keep us posted.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
    Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    4,866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dang, man...that sucks. Get well and start training for next season.

  10. #10
    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    My Bikes
    RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
    Posts
    11,851
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It appears that you at least have internet access - things could be worse.

    Be sure to smile and ask everyone who comes in to take care of you: "Did you clean your hands?"
    RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

  11. #11
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,547
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You are in the best place you can be right now. Here's wishing you a very quick recovery.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  12. #12
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry to hear that you are having health problems. Hang in there and fight it off. You are one tough customer and I know you will be back out there pulling the pack up the mountains again soon. We are all pulling for you now.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  13. #13
    train safe buelito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Reston, VA
    Posts
    801
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    get well soon- looking forward to Ride the Rockies, which I know is on your possible list

    train safe
    ____________________________________________________
    avatar is on Flagstaff Mtn, Boulder, Colorado--on the fixie--

  14. #14
    Senior Member ro-monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bay Area, California
    My Bikes
    Pacific Reach, Specialized Myka Expert
    Posts
    718
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That sounds pretty scary. I hope you'll be recovered soon!

  15. #15
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    11 years ago I was at my fittest in a long time and me and my riding partner were in training for a hard ride. That was curtailed with the by pass- but whilst I was in hospital after my Heart Attack My riding mate came in to see me. Then one afternoon his wife came in- What had me and Mike been up to?--I was in Brighton hospital and Mike was in Eastbourne-with a suspected Heart Attack.

    Neither of us had any signs of a heart problem and both of us were fit- Mike was fitter than me.

    I have had several cycling aquaintances that have died of heart problems- but Mike and I were always riding together. Co-incidence? No idea but I was lucky- Mike wasn't.

    Co-incidences happen so just get yourself fit and prove that the Pinarrelo can still do the Rockies.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  16. #16
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hope your hospital stay is brief and you have a full and speedy recovery.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  17. #17
    gone ride'n cyclinfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Upstate NY
    My Bikes
    Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
    Posts
    4,052
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hang in there Joe - fill us in on the details when you can, we want to see you return in full force.
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
    If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

  18. #18
    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
    Posts
    6,164
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks to all for the warm regards. As expected things are improving. I've had 2 rounds of the best antibiotic around and my body temps have finally dropped to below normal. Last night was still unpleasant-just didn't rest well and sweated pretty badly all night. My knee is still badly swollen but their was no infection in the fluid so it's all associated with the "arthritic joint" inflammation. But there are no signs of arthritis in the knee which is great news. The swelling and pain in my other foot is also subsiding so I can now better maneuver with a walker. I don't think they plan to drain the knee further but might next week.

    It's just weird that a virus/infection in one area of the body can trigger such massive swelling in the joints.

    It's stuff lingering around as reminders that I should have been more cautious in my 20's! How do I explain that lesson to my kids???
    Ride your Ride!!

  19. #19
    Senior Member miss kenton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Blueberry Capital of the WORLD, NJ
    My Bikes
    Trek '09 1.5 wsd, Trek '13 Cocoa
    Posts
    2,051
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Please get well soon!

  20. #20
    Wheezing Geezer Bud Bent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Crowley, Tx
    My Bikes
    Bacchetta Corsa, RANS Stratus XP
    Posts
    1,782
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Best wishes, jppe. I hope you're better very soon.
    Bud
    * 2009 RANS XStream
    * 2007 RANS Stratus XP
    * 2006 Bacchetta Corsa
    My Blog - uneasy-rider.com

    They told me it's ok to post mileage over in the commuting forum, so you'll probably find me there these days.

  21. #21
    gone ride'n cyclinfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Upstate NY
    My Bikes
    Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
    Posts
    4,052
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like things although not great are not black either. Look on this as a forced rest period from which you will come back stronger and wiser.
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
    If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

  22. #22
    Banned. DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    20,924
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the better news. Best further wishes.

  23. #23
    Banned. The Weak Link's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Post-partisan Paradise
    My Bikes
    GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
    Posts
    4,936
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    Thanks to all for the warm regards. As expected things are improving. I've had 2 rounds of the best antibiotic around and my body temps have finally dropped to below normal. Last night was still unpleasant-just didn't rest well and sweated pretty badly all night. My knee is still badly swollen but their was no infection in the fluid so it's all associated with the "arthritic joint" inflammation. But there are no signs of arthritis in the knee which is great news. The swelling and pain in my other foot is also subsiding so I can now better maneuver with a walker. I don't think they plan to drain the knee further but might next week.

    It's just weird that a virus/infection in one area of the body can trigger such massive swelling in the joints.

    It's stuff lingering around as reminders that I should have been more cautious in my 20's! How do I explain that lesson to my kids???
    Do you have to explain anything? I'm guessing what you might have come down with but I'll spare you the public musings. I'm glad you're doing better. One conjures up all sorts of bad things sometimes.

  24. #24
    Council of the Elders billydonn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    My Bikes
    1990 Schwinn Crosscut, 5 Lemonds
    Posts
    3,761
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dang.... I don't really understand what is wrong, but get well soon and please continue to keep us posted.
    Last edited by billydonn; 11-28-10 at 08:21 PM.

    There is a time to resign oneself
    to old age and infirmity. You first.
    My Cycling Blogspot

  25. #25
    Yen
    Yen is offline
    Surly Girly Yen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    4,105
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, Joe -- I just saw this! I'm glad you're improving, and hope you'll be fully recovered and back riding again very soon.
    Specialized Roubaix Expert
    Surly Long Haul Trucker

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •