I had a mild heart attack at the start of March 2017. I thought it was indigestion. After being up all night I phoned the doctor in the morning. My doctor was on holiday. I decided to go to the pharmacy and got something for indigestion. That didn't work so I phoned the doctor's surgery again, said I didn't care which doctor I saw, mentioned chest pains, was told to go straight down there. As I was wired up for the ECG nurse departed to get doctor, doctor told me not to worry, an ambulance was on the way... Long story short, I now have a stent and the tiniest scar on my wrist is all you can see. Oh - and if you want to give up smoking this is a very successful motivator!
I got the all clear at my last check up so other than keep taking the drugs all is well. I was, however, concerned about any side effects they may have been having. A couple of tweaks to lower the dosages have made a huge difference to my concentration and 'twitchiness'.
So I started word studying again last summer to test my concentration and memory. I plucked up courage to enter my first scrabble tourney in November last year - I hadn't played since the new word list came in and we are due to update again this year! I won all seven games which was a bit of a surprise to me :) I played again in February and didn't do quite so well but not a disaster either. I have now entered a couple of the Malta tourneys at the end of April...
We have a new family member. It was just over 2 years since Poncho had died, I had got myself a little fitter by walking a few miles most days after my heart attack, so we felt it was time to get another greyhound. We wanted a young girlie but Gillie (hard G), a five and a half year old boy, chose us on New Year's eve 2017.
He is a real sweetheart and settled in immediately.
Other things of note:
I broke my wrist just over a year ago. I whacked my elbow (same arm) a few months later, I may never be able to scratch my back again. And I am now on more drugs for mild osteoporosis but hopeful they have found it in time to reverse it. I can live with the chalk supplements but am struggling with the once a week with a glass of water on an empty stomach no other food or drink (read coffee) for 30 minutes and no lying down one...
I am still knitting and designing (more of that in future posts maybe) although at a much steadier no stress pace.
Gardening has been limited. I hope to get back to it this year.