Health Issues

Seems the older I get the more health issues I have. I know it’s inevitable, but that doesn’t stop it from being a source of concern and annoyance.

Day Three – Trail Buddies and the end of the trip – It had been a good night, but I woke up feeling very unsettled and a quick check of my pulse confirmed what I thought. I was in AFIB again. One-minute read, +1

Monitored. Today I had a stress echocardiogram and was fitted with a wireless Holter monitor.

Medication – Pride comes before a fall they say. I guess I shouldn’t have felt so pleased with myself back in April when I managed to convince my doctor to let me drop my blood pressure pills. That, it turns out was a mistake… Two-minute read

There go my backpacking plans – Things started to get a bit surreal as it dawned on me that I was the “Cardiac Emergency” just announced on the hospital PA system. Five-minute read, 2 pictures

A Backpacking Trip Goes Wrong – I was lost and didn’t even know it. And then I was taken violently ill.Trip write-up: Five-minute read. 13 pictures

A photograph of prescribed pills and dietary supplements

Daily Pills – At what point do you throw in the towel and admit that, maybe, just maybe, you are not the young person you used to be? One-minute read

Autonomous Standing Desk at 40" height.

I’ve been having a few health problems, and a standing desk is one of the things I’m trying to beat them. Two-minute read, 5 pictures

An afternoon in bed (365:348) – I thought I was feeling better, Unfortunately not.

Not so good (365:340) – I’m not very well, let’s hope I get better quickly. Last time it took me six months to recover – not a prospect I want to consider.

Remain Calm. This is only a drill Tee shirt.

Remain Calm – This is only a drill… (365:136) – This is not today’s picture, it’s a picture I took back in December 2010. But it is very representative, as this is the tee shirt I just had to wear today. Anyway it amused me. My actual picture for today is at the bottom of this post and shows my cut hand without bandages. Three-minute read, 3 pictures

Three x-rays, one tetanus shot and twelve stitches later (365:135) – Do not try this at home. It was a fairly normal Sunday, church from 8.30am until around midday. Back at home I finished processing the outstanding wedding pictures, and then for a break I decided to work on my Mark III backpacking stove.

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