A little update for those who are wondering why I am not biking anymore.
Last sunday I noticed a little red rash on my right calf. I didn't make much of it since I had several bites from mosquitos, and also some rashes from nettles and other bushes.
The next day the red spot was a little bigger but on wednesday it had grown considerably and to my surprise I noticed the typical bulls-eye (erythema migrans) pattern associated with Lyme's Disease . I went to the doctor that same day and she put me on strong antibiotics. I have been taking them for 5 days now and the rash seems to be subsiding.
That being said, I do remember pulling a tick out of my calf after my forest ride on the 24th of August. My blood has been examined and there was no sign of migrating Lyme. So if the antibiotics do their job it may be that we can stop the disease from entering the next phase.
Obviously, these last couple of days, the antibiotics have been hitting me like a hammer and my mind has been far from riding my bike. I have to take the antibiotics till friday so this week won't see me riding either.
12-09-2010, 17:48 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf