Just thought I'd talk about something other than symptoms and tell you all about an amazing adventure I'm taking part in later this year to help raise much needed funds for 3 womens cancer charities.
In November I will be cycling 400km over 5 days through the Rift Valley in Kenya.
I started training back in February and had to think very carefully about clothes to put on when I went out on the bike but considering how often I get attacks of raynauds I was surprised at how well I coped, I think the trick was to layer up really well (I also used my ski gloves rather than normal cycling gloves with the t bag style hot packs in them) then just had somewhere to put layers if I got too hot (I made sure I would be too hot rather than too cold).
It's been great with the weather getting warmer as I've been able to lose a few layers and actually start enjoying some of my rides.
I also joined a slimming club a couple of weeks ago as I really need to lose a couple of stone to enable me to get up those hills! (I stupidly thought the cycling would do this but I think I over compensated with chocolate every time I came back in from a ride). I've managed to lose just over 4lb so far (I think it will be a slow but sure weight loss!!).
I worry that I won't be a fit enough for the ride, as I work full time I only manage to get out at weekends and the time needed to complete longer rides really does eat into your free time, but I have managed to get up to a couple of 30 mile rides so far and next month I will be doing a back to back weekend of 40 miles each day and then another 60 mile ride a couple of weeks later (GULP). Wish me luck and if people are interested I will keep you up to date on my progress!