Fibromyalgia and the immune system

Endurance training, Fibromyalgia and baby Hayley - September 6th 2017

 

To the outside world, it may look as if I have everything together by working as a midwife three days a week, caring for Hayley and remaining happily married whilst training for a mountain bike 24-hour bike race. This has not come without its challenges and difficulties.

Since Hayley went into daycare a year ago we have both been sick with gastroenteritis (numerous times), colds, coughs, glandular fever (both), bronchitis, tonsillitis (currently I have this again and will most likely miss my mountain bike marathon race on Sunday), pharyngitis to name a few. I fractured T4 (upper spine) last July by crashing awkwardly luckily this appears to have healed with no ill effects. I also had a very lucky escape when a wallaby jumped out at me on a road descent on my mountain bike at 55km/hr. I managed to not knock myself out but had a mild concussion and I will always have the scars to show. The Rocky mountain bike showed it was indestructible. The poor Wallaby did not survive the ordeal.

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