Let's do a Century
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
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Please No, Not Now!!!
A year and half ago I chronicled my issues with reactive arthritis and how it was triggered from food poisoning. I was okay about 10 days after eating the bad food, even well enough to do a long bike ride. But during that bike ride I began feeling very ill and then had the onset of the temporary crippling joint issues to the point I wound up in the hospital about a week. That lead to being off the bike for 3+, months.
All that is spelled out here:
Well, three if us had lunch together Tuesday and all of us became very ill Wednesday night----all at about the same time. My food poisoning symptoms Wednesday were very similar to what I experienced in late 2010. I will be flying to Colorado next Saturday for week long bike ride. Assuming a similar time frame as last time, if this reactive arthritis rears up again this could get really ugly........By just sheer coincidence I do have an appointment with my Rheumatologist Monday. However I doubt there is much he can do at this point that would be preventative. I recall his words over a year ago that "he was afraid this could repeat itself and be more frequent than before".
Wouldn't that be a downer to lose the 20 pounds I put on, so some extra training and miss out on the one event I was looking forward to the whole year due to some bad lettuce.....
Hopefully I'm just worrying over nothing and it's at least another 30 years until the next episode......
By the way, what in the heck has happened to food quality lately??????
Ride your Ride!!