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Old 11-27-10, 04:08 AM   #1
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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!
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Old 11-27-10, 05:47 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 11-27-10, 07:45 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 11-27-10, 07:45 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about all this happening to you jppe. Get well soon!
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Coincidence or not, I hope you get better soon Joe.
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Old 11-27-10, 08:34 AM   #6
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Whoa, that must have been a major shocker. Heal quickly and keep us posted.
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Old 11-27-10, 08:56 AM   #9
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Dang, man...that sucks. Get well and start training for next season.
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Old 11-27-10, 09:14 AM   #10
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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?"
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You are in the best place you can be right now. Here's wishing you a very quick recovery.
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Old 11-27-10, 10:13 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-27-10, 10:36 AM   #13
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get well soon- looking forward to Ride the Rockies, which I know is on your possible list

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That sounds pretty scary. I hope you'll be recovered soon!
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Old 11-27-10, 01:21 PM   #15
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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.
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Hope your hospital stay is brief and you have a full and speedy recovery.
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Old 11-27-10, 05:57 PM   #17
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Hang in there Joe - fill us in on the details when you can, we want to see you return in full force.
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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???
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Old 11-27-10, 06:20 PM   #20
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Best wishes, jppe. I hope you're better very soon.
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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.
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Thanks for the better news. Best further wishes.
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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.
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Old 11-28-10, 08:18 PM   #24
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Dang.... I don't really understand what is wrong, but get well soon and please continue to keep us posted.

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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.
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