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Sally Bigham updated her cover photo.

21.10.2014 um 20:06


Sally Bigham

It was 12 days ago when I had my arteries - damaged by cycling - repaired via a 4.5inch incision in my abdomen and another 2.5 inch one in my groin. This morning I walked for an hour and put my own socks on :) #rehabilitation Iliac endofibrosis is a little heard of but common condition affecting amateur and pro cyclists. Please help raise awareness of this condition by sharing this post! #iliacendofibrosis

Endofibrosis and Kinking of the Iliac Arteries in Athletes: A Systematic Review - European...
Kinking and endofibrosis of the iliac arteries are uncommon and poorly recognized conditions affecting young endurance athletes. Deformation or progressive stenosis of the iliac artery may reduce blood flow to the lower limb and adversely affect performance. The aim of this review was to examine the…

18.10.2014 um 15:51


Sally Bigham

The mind fog after a long anaesthesia is starting to clear and I'm no longer reading the same page of a book several times ;) Any recommendations for a good read?

15.10.2014 um 10:12


Sally Bigham

Over the last couple of years I've had a gradually deteriorating problem with my left leg. The blood flow through the artery has been limited causing a loss of power at high intensity. The diagnosis is iliac endofibrosis. On Monday I had surgery in London to repair the artery. My recovery is going to be very slow and gradual, but once I'm back I'm going to be stronger and faster! This has been my view for the last 5 days. Hopefully I can leave hospital tomorrow :)

11.10.2014 um 14:38


Sally Bigham

Back in England and it's sunny! Is there anyone near Oxted/Edenbridge going out for a road ride today?…be great if someone could show me some nice, quiet roads :)

23.09.2014 um 10:17


Sally Bigham

Slippery, slidey, muddy, rooty, rocky fun at La Forestière! Got to watch out for those white French rocks…they're everywhere and worse than ice ;) Happy to finish, happy to win :)

21.09.2014 um 18:32


Sally Bigham

Calm after the electrical storm :) Let's go race La La Forestière. UCI women start at 10.30, men started at 8.00. Nice for the women, no so nice for the men ;)

21.09.2014 um 9:00


Sally Bigham

It's been a month since we drove through the eurotunnel in our little silver van….here's a little bit about where we've been and what we've done:

http://www.topeak-ergon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/euro-road-trip.html

19.09.2014 um 18:59