It’s worth a little reflection. Six months ago, on Thursday 29 Aug 19, I was flat on my back at Royal Papworth having a stent inserted in my right coronary artery and I still find it remarkable that I’m leading a pretty normal life today. I wrote about my feelings one month in (https://wp.me/phtcF-QE). It seems right to provide an update. Continue reading
I’m motivated to write this piece because I’ve just come across a similarly motivated blogpost which talks of ‘9 things before 9AM’ (click here). It’s a mix of the mundane (drink more water) and the strange (daily affirmations) with some hard work in between (journals) but I recognise much of my own thinking. Continue reading
It’s a bit late I know but it’s still important to reflect on a year just gone.
From my personal point of view it’s been dominated by my big op. Actually it wasn’t really that big, ‘just’ an angioplasty to insert a stent into my right coronary artery which only took about 30 minutes, but it did signal a change in my life. I’d never thought before that I might have a life threatening condition and although that’s now been sorted I have had to change my life style if I’m going to make 90. Go to https://wp.me/phtcF-Qr for the full story. Continue reading
Evan Davies, one of the BBC’s best news program hosts, was interviewing Bill Cash, a strongly Brexit supporting Tory MP, on PM on Radio 4 this last night. Evan asked ‘under what circumstances would you regard Brexit as a failure?’. Continue reading
That’s not that unusual and you’d maybe expect that at my age I’d be going to rather a few. However that’s not the case and I’ve only been to two or three a year in recent years; but with this one being in January maybe it’s setting me up for an bumper year. Continue reading
We’ve just spent a couple of days short of four weeks on holiday in Indonesia. It’s a longer trip than we’d normally make and with hindsight would have been better if it had been a few days shorter but you can’t change history so why dwell on it. Continue reading
I was chatting to one of the excellent nurses who’s helping me with my cardiac rehab. We were talking about diet and in general I find it easy enough to follow a cardiac friendly diet: lots of fruit and veg and no sat fat. I’ve done this single-mindedly for a couple of months now and my cholesterol and all the other blood lipids are at healthy levels. What I was interested in knowing was how often I could wander off piste. ‘For example,’ I said ‘How often can I eat fish and chips’. She didn’t hesitate. “Never’ she replied. Continue reading