Encore #hospitweet … no way!

So that was a bit of a surprise! Just over two weeks ago, on a Sunday morning I was doing something rather stupid – lifting and turning  a large bag of garden cushions above my head, up the stairs into the loft room – and I felt something “go” in my chest. It wasn’t a sharp pain as such, just a sudden ache – a bit like you get when you’ve twisted suddenly, or stretched too far. But unlike that sort of pain, it didn’t seem to want to go away. So I rested for a while, but it persisted, so with my history, I asked Jenny to take me to A&E at UHW.

I only seem to have had one of these symptoms …… and the pain was very mild, but the troponin test suggested that I’d indeed had a mild (or minor) heart attack. So I stayed in the Heath for a couple of days whilst they monitored me and persuaded me to go back on blood pressure medication – candesartan, and to take clopidogrel for a year. That I’ve done, and will do, but more important (for me) is that I need to face-up to the reality that I’ve been too sedentary this year – I’ve not had enough exercise so I’ve put on  weight slowly, my diet has been a bit too laissez-faire – I’ve  eaten more carbs than I should and I’ve probably drunk too much alcohol, and I’ve done precious little to try and reduce my levels of anxiety/stress. These, I’m now committed to tackle and how I go about this I’ll detail in my next, and ensuing posts.



5 Replies to “Encore #hospitweet … no way!”

  1. Oh no! Well, better that it is a wake up call than something more serious. I’m sorry for making you drink beer but if I can help in other ways (company on walks? mutual support with anxiety?) I will.

  2. David, that’s a shock…reading this & knowing you. Going about our business, pretty much as we all do, pushing a little too hard with a wink to our health! So glad that you took heed tho & headed to the hospital & even more pleased that you’re on the mend & have your Plan B now moved up to Plan A 😉 !
    Im going to show this to Lloyd too…
    Take care x

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