Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Old Lyme, Connecticut

So I've been sick for pretty much most of the month. Fever, chills, aches, pains, and monster headaches. But no coughing, no sneezing, no congestion. It came on strong the night before Longsjo (July 2nd)...and that pretty much ruined it for me--with alternating doses of ibuprofen and acetaminophen every three hours I was able to ride (but hardly race) the TT on Thursday and RR on Friday...Johann crashing out of the RR gave us the green light to come home on Saturday. During that first wave I was out for about eight days. Then I started feeling better, rode a bit, but the punch in my legs just wasn't coming back.

Then I got sick again. The fever, the chills, the aches and pains. Same as last time. After ten days of this (yesterday) I decided to see a doctor. She right way noticed several tell-tale circular rashes on my legs, back, and stomach that I hadn't. Lyme disease. Awesome.

So it sucks to have been sick all month, but it's a relief to have a diagnosis and a treatment.


In other news, there's this. Nuts. Two seconds of bad decision on that cop's part is going to cause him and the NYC police department a world of hurt.

I wonder, was it a sympathy tackle for Novak's encounter with the vigilante bicycle commuter? (Watch the clip--the Novak one--sucks to be famous, eh?)


greg said...

Man, sorry to hear you've been so sick. I had a recurring fever for two weeks and it was awful. But a month! Lyme disease, they say, is rather prevalent out there in the Northeast, and with all the riding you do, often bush-whacking your way through the woods, I guess the odds were working against you. Sucks. Sorry man.

KingM said...

Damn, that's terrible. I hope you get feeling better soon.

dr. emowitz said...

at least you know what it is, get well soon

The McKellars said...

Ticks suck! Glad they got a good diagnoses. If it makes you feel any beeter Cole got a good dose of it while we were out there and with a few antibiotics he is all better.

On another note riding in Austin is a blast, great riding community, terrain is awesome, only been run of the road by a dump truck, other than that the red necks seem to give fair space even on narrow roads.

vandyman said...

Well I'm glad that it was caught even if it took a month, how long will it take to get fully recovered? It is normal to have periods of latency between outbreak of symptoms?