Saturday, December 22, 2007


Registered at noontime for this one! Should be in half a** shape within four months, depends on when I am allowed back on bike.
Probably delayed bike return a bit on wednesday when I decided to easily shovel and chop the driveway ice away. Picking the shovel up and heard something go "pop" in my head. Doc told me that just pushes healing time back!

Now forcing myself to go easy and not do anything too physical or fast.

Need to be ready for race season.

Patience is a virtue I'll start working on now.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Back from Sloan Kettering

Hey everyone,

I missed the last few weeks of New England cyclocross prepping for surgery and then spent last week in NYC at Sloan getting it done.

Back home now, no complaints, only issue is no riding for at least a month and for some reason I have a headache. :)
Attached this photo from post surgery, people kept asking, so here it is.

Far as the tumor, it upgraded to a cat III which is actually a positive thing. There is more treatment available in this form than the previous, lucky to be around this day and age.

All you need to do while at the hospital is swing by the kids section, any and all complaints about yourself get tossed out the window. Children are amazing with their strength and positive attitude when it comes to all of this.

Feel I've learned more from them about survival in some ways than the doctors and hospitals.

Already planning next season, heading back out for UCI masters worlds in Pra Loup, France, no time to hang out doing nothing here.

Thank you for all the support,
Michael Patrick