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!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day Sixteen

8-8-2010 Two mile ride tonight, heat and humidity is a killer and saps your energy - my shoulder is acting up a bit and I hope I didn't strain it too much when I lifed my bike over some trees on that ill-fated trip around the lake. Golfing on Friday and I need to be limber and up to snuff. Well, I have five days to recover.

Since my bout with pneumonia at the middle of June I have gone without my Humira injections, just when I was thinking of starting them up and hoped the infection was gone I started getting symptoms again and just finished round two of antibiotics. So I am of the belief that the stiffness in the joints, shoulder pain and stiffnes in the knee is only part from biking and part from not taking Humira. So far I've missed three doses and am closing on a fourth very soon.

I'll call the docs and see what their word is on starting it up again.

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