Friday, June 28, 2013

Bicyclist's vasculitis

No this is not sunburn nor does it hurt And it was partially covered up.

One of the most popular page loads of mine is the one about golfer's vasculitis This is a painless bright red to purple rash the occurs on the calves after a day of exercising out in the heat. It is some inflammatory reaction that results in broken blood vessels. I do not have varicose veins nor did I ever get this before I went to Italy. It lasts less than 2 days so doctors rarely get to see it. But it is common in those 3 day walks.

I've biked much farther before than I did last Sunday and in heat. But this is the first time this has happened to me biking and on my thighs no less. I didn't even notice it until I was in the shower truck. Later I was sitting on a bench just relaxing and a woman sat down next to me. 
Would ya look at this!?
I pulled up my dress.
Would ya look at this!?

It never happened before to her either and she is a very avid bicyclist but we had gone through some very strong heat in the worst part of the day with no shade. I told her what I believed it to be and said  would be gone in 2 days. We biked off and on together over the next week. We called each other Rash Sister. She's a fun lady.


Teri Bernstein said...

uhhhh...Can't wait. Meanwhile, I did an "open street" event here: CycLAvia. Thousands of people biking downtown via a closed-to-cars Wilshire Blvd. I am taking the red eye and have arranged transport from the airport Friday morning before the next ride--assuming you are still up for it.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

Two days later, my rash was gone. Can't wait for my next ride especially with YOU! We will talk soon..


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