Posted By Evan Solida on 03/16/2015 08:47 AM
As a little follow-up on this topic for anyone that's interested, I had surgery this past Friday at Univ. of Virginia. My vascular surgeon here in Asheville sent me a specialist there. The issue ended up being Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome. I have a 6-7" long incision in the shape of an "S" behind my knee where they released the artery from the muscle. Lots of pain as one would expect. Probably 5-6 weeks off the bike. At first I was thinking "whatever" when they said that long for recovery but now that I know how much pain there is, I understand.
When I would push down on the pedals before surgery, the pulse would disappear at my foot but that's been fixed. Surgery was a success! Now I just have to deal with recovery and doing nothing while the weather is beautiful outside.