As one of a lucky few non-professional cyclists diagnosed with exercise-induced arterial endofibrosis (EIAE), I spent a lot of time doing online research trying to find other people like me to understand what other cyclists in my position had done. But aside from one forum thread with posts years old, I found very little.

This page is intended to help document my journey with EIAE for other cyclists. It collects all the posts I’ve written about symptoms, diagnosis, cause and prognosis, surgeons I found and what I talked with them about, how I decided to have the surgery, and finally the outcome and impact of that decision.

Diagnosis & Decision

January 10, 2019: Iliac Artery Circulation Issues

May 17, 2019: Living and Biking with EIAE

August 14, 2019: EIAE Update

October 18, 2019: EIAE Update: University of Washington Report

November 9, 2019: EIAE Update: Stanford University

November 13, 2019: Surgery Decision

Surgery

November 21, 2019: On the Way

November 22, 2019: Pre-Surgery

November 22, 2019: Post-Op: EIAE Surgery at Stanford Hospital

Recovery

November 23, 2019: Surgery Recovery, Day 2

November 24, 2019: New View

November 24, 2018: Surgery Recovery, Day 3

November 25, 2019: Sunny Day Pictures

November 26, 2019: Surgery Recovery, Day 4

November 27, 2019: Acknowledgements

November 27, 2019: Surgery Recovery, Days 5 and 6

November 29, 2019: Recovery Continues

November 30, 2018: Passing Time

December 2, 2019: First Steps

December 9, 2019: Recovery Firsts

December 14, 2019: EIAE Recovery Update: Starting Week Four

Results

January 18, 2020: EIAE Update: Two-Month Follow-Up