It's a new year and time once again to give a new look to this blog. New graphics and colors. Same bike writer!

This blog is created not only to track my own progress on my biking journey but it is intended to also assist others who have either osteo or rheumatoid arthritis or both like I do. I hope as you read about the progress I have made that it gives you inspiration and hope that you can overcome the dibilitating effects of these conditions.

If your doctor agrees that you should be capable of expanding your limits read on and don't be afraid, just listen to your body and give it challenges. Biking is a great non-impact form of exercise and greatly enhances flexibility and range of motion.

It's not a substitute for Doctor visits, taking your meds or otherwise getting off your health plan but it auguments what your Doctor does for you and can give you a better quality of life. Go for it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day Eighteen & Nineteen

8-10-10 Day off from riding, too many appointments to ride, too much residual pain from flare up to ride and board meeting in the evening, plus the exhaustion from having virtually no sleep last night. Pain kept me awake most of the night. Day of rest is necessary to absorb the steroid injection given by a quick nurse vist to the Dr. office. That is one strong med and knocked the stuffing out of the pain.

8-11-10 Steroid shot makes you feel like Superwoman! 4 mile ride late this evening and I feel like a million bucks. Icing shoulders and knee after the ride helps to ensure that I am treating the body right.

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