It is hard to believe that on this day 12 months ago, I had arrived home from holiday to be taken straight to our local A & E where I was put straight onto oxygen and admitted into the cardio ward having been diagnosed with heart failure.
There were times in that first 5 weeks where I wondered if I would ever get any sort of life back. Strange how I now feel better and fitter than I have done since I was about 30 years old.
well done, did you make adjustments to your lifestyle, how did you get back to better fitness levels?
I have made some adjustments. I cannot have salt, I cannot eat broccoli, Cabbage, spinach or cranberry (which suits me fine as I hate all of those) I am limited to a maximum fluid intake of 1.5 litres a day, I take regular walks, and of course, 2 months before I was taken ill I gave up smoking.
I generally eat more healthily, I don’t snack between meals, but that is about it really.