Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Long report has been divided into two parts. This part is a followup to the prior medical report.
Follow-up on prior medical issues: Our crew member with acute lyme disease has responded to antibiotic therapy for a week. We have one crew member on topical Voltaren Gel for acute ankle tendonitis.
Randy’s Arse: with a saddle change, rigorous attention to changing shorts frequently, frequent cleaning, and use of high Vitamin E cream in addition to regular chamois cream has actually allowed his worst areas to heal a bit, and he has had some decrease in symptoms. Raising the saddle nose has distributed more weight forward to the anterior perineum, he now has a larger area that is slightly irritated, but the severely affected areas are much smaller at present.
Randy has had some median nerve compression symptoms in both hands. These symptoms have decreased since he has had his chin rest installed, as he now is able to resume using the aero position. He has symptoms of numbness with a normal motor and sensory neurological exam of both hands.
Randy has had no cramps at all in his legs after day 1. Significantly increasing sodium, magnesium, and potassium intake has kept that problem from recurring over 1800 miles. At least once a day we have used an ice bath to the waist during a rest stop, and leg massage of major muscle groups at least twice a day for 15-30 minutes.
Posted by LAH at 6/22/2011