The Good & The Bad...
OK, so I have this stupid blood clot thing. Not happy about it. And it's easy to be jacked when I sit and think how I go out of my way to try to be healthy (minus a few beers and cheese) yet I end up with a freaking blood clot. It's also easy to think about how I can't enjoy broccoli, spinach, and peas (3 of my fave veggies) because they are high in vitamin K and vitamin K and blood thinners don't play well together. I can't really enjoy beer for good while either. Alcohol and blood thinners don't work well together either.
BUT I can pretty much still ride, I will need to avoid more technical trails and trails where I could be impaled on a tree. Since on blood thinners I could bleed to death. I will for sure be able to ride the trainer come winter and since I can't have beer (or at least more than about 1 or 2), I will be cutting a TON of calories out of my diet and that will help me shed that 10+ extra pounds I've tacked on over the recent months. I know I will enter next race season lean and ready to get back to mid pack form.
Thhhhheeeeee most important thing is that my doc caught the clot. I didn't die, and I will continue to enjoy riding, racing, and most importantly my wife and son.
I will deal with the shots, twice a week blood tests, thin blood and the fact that Wifey and my family are forcing me to get a cell phone (I made it 37 years!!). Frig! Do they still come in the bag? No you can't have the number. I won't answerer it anyway. The phone will be for me to call if I'm face down in a pool of mud during a ride alone.
Thank God I'm aloud to have beans. I mean no broccoli, no peas, no spinach. As Pat Henry once said "Give me beans or give me death!! So true Pat. So true.