Thursday, July 26, 2007

I first became aware of the PTMR when I joined GSI in 12-06, while recovering from surgical removal of a small intestinal GIST. Jim and I have been active recreational riders for several years. (This photo was taken during the 2005 World's Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe.)
Ramping up my training in anticipation of this ride definitely helped speed my recovery from the surgery, although Gleevec side-effects have created some limitations in the quality of that training. But this ride has given us the opportunity to educate our family, friends and colleaugues about GIST and at the same time, raise money for GIST research. We will be both riding and providing support for the last 5 days of the ride and fully expect it will be both a challenge and an adventure.



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