Welcome Jbrat to HealingWell,
You're under a good wing with Craig! He knows his stuff.
I was thinking, isn't there a bicycle w/ 3 wheels yet you sit down reclined? Like the recumbant bike @ the gym? (or recline bike? I forget what the term used) I've seen people using them, some are even hands-free too.
So sorry to here about the flare ups and the ER. Landed there many times myself, so I know the feeling. But, there are times where it is necessary. Wish it could be avoided.
I've been a lot tougher!!!! Last year I was getting upset when I was good for a day...then it gets swept away as fast as it came. Very disapointing...but I live for those "good days" knowing that they will come again. So now? I do go overboard when a good day comes! And it's worth it.
You have a lot of issues to deal with everyday...and you seem like you do the best you can. Never STOP CYCLING!!!! As long as you can do it...do it!
How are you feeling today?
Active, Severe RA. Crohns Disease. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. AS. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg every 4 days; pred; Pentasa; Imuran; dilaudid; diazepam; Avinza 30mg; MiraLax & too many others.