Yesterday was the toughest day yet. I took my Humira injection in the morning and I'm sure that it had coursed through my entire body by mid day. My objective was Mt. Grappa which turned out to be a 25 km. ride to an altiitude of 1740 m. ( check the photo). Each time I saw a tower ahead I thought that can't be it ----it's too far and high ---I was right many times and each time I eventually got to the point where I was looking DOWN on those high , distant towers. The the temp. at the base was 30 C and 18 at the summit. Lots of learning as I continue on this adventure. Today I'm off to Cortina and the High Dolomites ----maybe the temp. will be a little more forgiving.
Til later Ciao
My name is Brian Twohig and I am currently in beautiful Italy where I will be riding some of the most difficult stages of the professional cycling race, the Giro D’Italia! During many of the over 20 years that I have had rheumatoid arthritis, I believed that such a feat might not be possible due to my inability at times to even do simple, everyday tasks. Having been a competitive athlete and university rowing coach prior to diagnosis, it was difficult to accept that I might be forced to quit my active lifestyle. Since starting on the biologic Humira in 2003 I have been flare free. It’s been ... full info