Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Slave To The Rhythm

My mood remains good but I continue to have problems with my heart. I am now in atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and waiting to go into hospital for cardioversion (electric shock to the heart) to force me back into a normal rhythm. First they have to slow down my heart rate with Bisoprolol and prevent clotting with Rivaroxaban so I should go into hospital in about three weeks.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014


The day centre has been going well. I am starting to get to know some of the folks. I particularly enjoy the art group in which I am learning to paint... read that as learning to cover my trousers in acrylics.

My mood has been stable but unfortunately my heart has not been. On Sunday I developed central chest pain which persisted throughout the day, eventually I called NHS24 who arranged for an ambulance to take me to hospital. They thought it was pericarditis but also thought I had a touch of stable angina so was prescribed Ivabradine 2.5mg twice daily.

Friday, August 22, 2014

All By Myself

I went to the new day centre today. I was a bit nervous, it was like the first day at school. The staff were really nice and played pool with me. I did know one guy who chatted a bit but I mostly sat on my own in silence. Hopefully it will be better next time.