Friday, April 18, 2008

Taking a Little Time Off Bouldering (a.k.a. CIDP sucks)

Well I have had to take a little time off from climbing because I am lucky enough to have come down with a case of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. The short of it is my immune system has decided to attack my nervous system. I have lost a lot of muscle and have very little energy so climbing and sometimes even walking is out of the question. Being a chronic disease there is a chance I may never be able to climb at my previous levels ever again. So it looks like I may have to take up trad climbing ;) The good news is that I start treatment on Monday. I'm getting IVIG infusions and will have to spend some serious time hooked up to an IV for the next week. Luckily I will be able to work from the infusion center and that will keep my mind off the fact I am receiving hundreds if not thousands of other peoples antibodies. I will leave you with a few pictures I took while I was in Fiji a few years ago. Wish me luck!

A shot of a restaurant in Fiji.

If you can't tell already, I love sunset shots.

This little guy is an endagered iguana that lives on a single island off of Viti Levu in Fiji.

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