It’s been a while

I must apologise as it’s been quite some time since my last post on my progress. In fact, it’s been nearly a year as I was last celebrating my completion of Total Warrior 2018. As I write, there’s only 7 weeks left until I do it again in 2019. This post is a little bit of a catch up and, I’ll start getting back into regular progress updates from next week.

So, what’s been happening since then? Quite a bit actually. Some good things, some not so good things.

First of all, I was diagnosed with Angina back in September and had been told that I’d suffered a minor heart attack. Thankfully it was only a minor one and must have happened whilst I was asleep as I didn’t feel anything. Since then, I’ve been started with various medication for reducing blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, thinning blood and protecting my heart.

In October I got married. I’ve been with my partner for 15 years so we were basically in it for life anyhow. We decided that it was time to make it official. After that, we’ve had the usual hustle and bustle of Christmas & birthdays. During this time, with all our celebrations, I managed to put a couple of stone back on. Unfortunate but, recoverable.

Just recently, I ended up back in hospital with more heart related trouble. I had previously been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (where the heart struggles to maintain a steady rhythm). Last month I had to go back to hospital as I was suffering rapid Atrial Fibrillation. My heart rate was unsteady still but, averaging at 130 beats per minute when resting. I’ve had my beta blockers tripled in dose, which has left my tolerance to exercise completely shot.

Just recently, myself and my small team of merry misfits had decided that we need to start putting some training in for Total Warrior 2019. At the moment, we’re totally unprepared and didn’t want to suffer on the day. I’ve started a couple of small bits of walking for the time being, with the hope of being able to manage a jog before the end of June!

We will see how things go. Looking forward to be able to get out there and do something for charity again though.

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