I’ve realised that I have a tendency to write about days when I’m not feeling great. Sorry! I guess it’s a way of sharing my thoughts… I am still very much in the “coming to terms” phase of being a Heart Attack Survivor. There are a lot of new things that go with it; medication, dietary control, regular exercise, anxieties (my own and other people’s) etc. etc. I guess illness is one of the more worrying!
Well, I’m pleased to report that for the past few days I’ve been feeling good! I feel like I’ve fully recovered from whatever was hanging over me. All signs of malaise and tiredness have gone. All is good with the world!
I guess one of the reasons feeling under the weather is newsworthy is that I’ve been feeling good most of the time since I left hospital. I recognise that’s a good thing… just not newsworthy.
I did a couple of good rides over the weekend. Having struggled during exercise generally last week, it was great to get back in the saddle and resume my training.
On Saturday we went over 25 miles for the first time. There’s a long way to get up to the distances I’ll need to cover during my Charity Ride, but it feels more doable now, particularly as my recovery is getting much faster as well.
This week sees my first business trip since the Heart Attack. In fact, I’m sitting in my hotel room as I speak, having successfully negotiated the tricky drive from Manchester to Lancaster. The drive was built up as a potentially treacherous route (people have been known to go missing for days attempting it), but it turned out to be fairly straightforward.
Travel has been a feature of my work life for as long as I can remember. This trip requires a short return flight and two nights away. Absolutely run of the mill under normal circumstances, but normal circumstances went out of the window a while ago! So it’ll be good to get it out of the way. Another “first” ticked off the list!
I’m also pleased to report that my Stents do not set the Security Alarms off at the Airport (at least not on this occasion!). Another relief! Happy days! 🙂