Monday, May 19, 2008

Raynaud's disease

I think I have Raynaud's disease. This is what I was thinking about earlier when I talked about my freezing, color changing, numb hands. Check out this site for some interesting info.

I just found a picture that perfectly shows what my hands always look like, especially while running. It's really gross looking but it's exact. I think I even said after the 50 mile race that my hands looked like raw meat. They were purple, orange, and white. Yum.

Below is how my finger looked after one mile during a half marathon race. I didn't have gloves on and it was probably 45 degrees outside. It scared the crap out of me because that white finger started tingling and I thought I'd have to amputate it off.


Anonymous said...

The pictures on the Mayo clinic site for that look exactly like you hands after the first time you mentioned it. And it also said it could only affect one finger at Sam Costa.

Looks like you are going to have to wear gloves and avoid caffeine. No more pre-race Monster drinks for you!

Clara said...

It says caffeine affects it? I didn't read that part. hmm....i think i'll still drink my traditional Monsters before the races! BECAUSE....avoiding caffeine, i'm sure, won't eliminate the problem might as well still drink it! haha.

Brian said...

If I had to choose between caffeine and having non-ugly hands, I would choose caffeine.

Clara said...

Haha. Glad I'm not alone. One can't perform well without a good Monster beforehand.