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Friday, August 26, 2011

August Athlete of the Month

This edition of athlete of the month is special because it features non other than a fellow BALD MAN...

That is right, for the first time in three years doing this series of posts sharing inspirational stories of people with blood clots that a bald man has been featured...

Although it is a bummer that for this Professional Athlete the 2011 season was shut down due to this blood clotting incident there is no question in my mind that he will be back to give it a try again in 2012.

This post is also special to me because it features someone who evidently likes to ride bikes as much as I do since this person does it for a living...

After winning the Tour of California and going into the Tour of France with very high expectations of succes Mr. Chris Horner suffered a very nasty accident on Stage 7 that took him out of the race. As a professional cyclist I don't believe this crash ranks amongst his most serious one however the resulting diagnosis of a blood clot in his lung surely provides ground to make it one to remember.

It is unfortunate that such fine tuned athlete had to suffer from a clotting incident. Certainly not fair to him and all of his work to be on top of his sport but sadly blood clots don't care. Under the appropriate circumstaces anyone can be a victim. In the case of Mr. Horner he was lucky to listen to his body as well as to the advise of his physician and took action in order to be treated.

I have no doubt that he is already on the come back trail and maybe even donning some spandex hopefully only indoors for now...

Here is hoping for a full recovery for Mr. Horner. Finding his way back to the pro-peloton sure is a story that I plan to follow for multiple reasons...
*** The inspirtation that it will provide.
*** Because as a member of the brotherhood of hair-challenged men I support him.
*** Because this guy rides bike and that is beautiful...

As life will have it is unlikley that I will ever be able to meet Mr. Horner let along ride him... or I should say watching from behind as he speeds away from me in an attempt to keep up with him... but his story of returning to top form in the pro-peloton will be on that I plan to follow closely.

Now we are not only connected in the balding man brotherhood but also in the community of athletes with blood clots which inspire each other every day.

Here is wishing Mr. Horner a speedy recovery and I look forward to see the sort of damage he is looking to dish out upon his return...

Thanks for reading,

The Clot Buster

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