Monthly Archives: October 2014

Finally Well

Twelve days after getting sick I am finally well.  This was one of the worst in years.  I wonder if a flu shot would have mitigated the severity a bit.

I’ll be back on the bike soon just in time for the weather to turn.  When it’s too miserable to ride I will be on the wind trainer.  It’s been a lousy cycling year for me for a lot of reasons but I’m optimistic.


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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


Sick Again

Two weeks ago I had my fifth colonoscopy in four months. The plan was, get it done and then get on with my life.  I got good news and won’t need another one until February.

After the procedure I felt oddly tired.  For nearly a week it didn’t go away.  Then last Tuesday night I went out to dinner with my wife and daughter out to eat at The Feve in Oberlin.  Great meal but I couldn’t keep my eyes open.  I came home and slept for fourteen hours.  I had a severe sore throat with running eyes, nose and severe coughs.  For the next five days it got better and worse.  Each day I slept twelve to sixteen hours.  It got so bad that I thought about going to Texas and getting Ebola, it might be a lesser disease.   Right now I’m calling what I have Coldbola,  It’s brutal. Right now I only have sporadic attacks of coughing.  My eyes are running but is is 80% better.

The weather has been nasty but I need to get on the bike.  The weather is supposed to get really nice by the weekend.  I’m hoping that I will be well enough to do some riding.  We’ll see.


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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


A Day to Recover

I’m exhausted.  Going to spend the day studying the chess games of Paul Morphy and watch Netflix.

I tried to find a picture online that illustrates how I feel and this is the closest I could get.


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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized


Fifth Colonoscopy in Four Months

Had my fifth colonoscopy in four months today.  I’m still tired and will probably be myself in a couple days. There was good news. Only two polyps and my colon looked healthy.  We are keeping the Lynch Syndrome at bay. I don’t have to have another colonoscopy until February of 2015 so I have four months uninterrupted. Plus the stress factor can drop down a few notches.

I’ll be back on the bike soon.

Since I have little else to say, I’ll just post a picture of French cyclist Marion Rousse.


If you’d care to see more, click HERE.

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Posted by on October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized