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Anything Wrong With You? (Physical Health)

Old 05-04-10, 11:26 AM
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Anything Wrong With You? (Physical Health)

Does anyone here have any serious medical conditions? (other than being addicted to cycling) How does it affect your participation in cycling?

I've only got one ventricle, 21 years, 4 surgeries later and I'm somewhat normal.

I'm starting to wonder about my future with this as my long term prognosis isn't really known by anyone. I plan to keep riding for a long while though, until I croak at least.

So, BF- what's wrong with you?
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Old 05-04-10, 11:34 AM
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Old 05-04-10, 11:36 AM
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What's wrong with me? For starters, my age, which is about triple yours. Your probably in better shape than I am for cycling.

I've just taken a quick look at your condition, via here. Money quote in the Q&A section:

"Will my child be allowed to be active or play sports? In most cases, we tell parents to allow the child to do as much as he or she is able to do. Most children will self-limit (stop activity if it begins to stress the body). There are certain sports and activities to avoid. We will discuss this with you based on your child’s unique situation."

It seems as if, now that you're an adult, you haven't reached your limit.
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4 of the 5 voices in my head tell me there's nothing wrong with me.

the other tells me I'm out of shape.
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Old 05-04-10, 12:08 PM
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Old 05-04-10, 12:23 PM
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I have a broken right wrist bone (scaphoid bone, a/k/a navicular) from a fall 8 years ago. Two failed surgeries and it still is broken. Of course I am right handed.

It always hurts a little but luckily biking doesn't bother it much. No bowling or raquet sports though.
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Old 05-04-10, 12:26 PM
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Yo datlas, when are you gonna hit one of group rides?
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Old 05-04-10, 12:28 PM
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Nothing is wrong with me. I am 24 and have a perfect body. Hopefully it stays that way.
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Old 05-04-10, 12:39 PM
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How serious? Nothing organ related, but a lot of bone issues due to several broken and injured joints from other sport type activities.
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Old 05-04-10, 12:40 PM
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I have terrible stomach issues that have led me to give up meat and dairy.
My tree pollen allergies are at an epic level. What else.... lung issues due to said allergies and exercise induced asthma.
None of which cause me any great difficulty cycling or running wise.
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Old 05-04-10, 12:47 PM
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I have an arthritis that affects the lower spine, sacro joints, hips, knees and ankles. Fortunately it's been more or less under control with drugs for several years but it still flares up from time to time. Turning a big gear for too long can get my hip in a tizzy for a couple days but other than that cycling doesn't seem to affect me negatively.
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Dam, do I have to start my own mental health thread?
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My eyesight sucks and my contacts bother me sometimes...that's about it, and for that I am thankful every day
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Yo datlas, when are you gonna hit one of group rides?
Hey, I would love to but getting out to philly is a bit of a problem....so I have been riding with my local club, www.westchestercycling.com.
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Diabetes.
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mild fibromyalgia, and I get sick every time my BF% drops below 10%, other then that healthy as a horse.
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busted l4-l5/l5-s1 discs. a winter of hours long pilates workouts has me almost better. should be 100% by the end of summer.
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Doc says my SI joint is messed up; riding my bike results in nasty lower back pain.
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Beside the fact that I started racing at age 55 three years ago and that on December 1st my ankle now has a new look. Everything is fine.
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Bee sting allergy. It's not life threatening, unless I forget my Epi-Pen.
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Beside the fact that I started racing at age 55 three years ago and that on December 1st my ankle now has a new look. Everything is fine.
Thank ankle looks very painful.
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Thankfully i am healthy, no ailments, then again i'm only 21. Hopefully i'll stay this way and my health will get even better from here on out.
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I had huge tumor removed from my spinal chord at the L4/5 level in 2003. In the fall of 2000 I was in an elevator that fell 3 stories. My ankle was messed up and still gives me issues if I pivot alot.
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Old 05-04-10, 02:31 PM
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Arterial stent. Back in 2005. Hence why I rediscovered cycling as part of a 'healthier' lifestyle.
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