Sunday, June 25, 2006

What has Dr. McClain been doing?

In short, having a great time! This ride has been a blast from the first day. Great companions, fantastic scenery, wonderful support people. I could go on and on about all the postives. Check out Eric Norris' blog site for some of our current pictures. The ride was hard form day one with over 7250 feet of climbing that day and the next. Every day seems to end with several thousand feet of climbing and tomorrow will be one of the highest, up to 10,500 feet!!, Then I am supposed to give a lecture in Montrose, CO. Today one of my patients rode with us. That was a big boost for all the riders to see a success story. Two of our support staff have lost family members to HLH/LCH to there is a very close attachment to the cause.
Fortunately I remain well with only a minor strain of my left thigh muscles from some horrendous climbs two days ago (>15% pitch). Others have not been so lucky. We have had altitude sickness in a 26 yr. old, a separated shoulder, and chronic achilles problems in another. Most of us remain well and all are extremely enthusiastic!
Sincerely,
Ken

6 Comments:

At 12:48 PM, Blogger robinita70 said...

We are so proud of you - the map in the infusion rm is being updated. All is well here!! Your L/L/H team - Robin, Ramone and Deena

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger Andrew McClain said...

Keep it up Uncle Ken!! - Andrew

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger Henrys said...

We are so proud of you and your hard work! The pictures of you look great. You look healthy and happy! We are enjoying the updates and the pictures on Campys blog site. All is well in the Henry house. So far, so good!

Keeping you in our prayers!
Sunny, Sam and Derek

 
At 8:01 PM, Blogger Toby H said...

Ken,

Great to see you are doing well and having a great time. You deserve all the wonderful times you are enjoying after all you have given to all the HLH and LCH famlies you have helped along your medical career. We are all pulling for you and praying for your safety.

God Bless,

Toby, BJ, Tatum and Brooke

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger Thuli's said...

Keep up the hard work! Looking forward to meeting all of you in Springfield! The Thuli's

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Adventuresforthecure said...

hey guys,
We are in colordo now. I spoke with dr mclain before. We are also biking across the country on fixed gear bikes. Our website is: http://adventuresforthecure.com/

give me a call maybe we can meet up we a day ahead right now.

adam

 

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