At the end of September last year I wrote a blog post called It’s Time To Take My Health Seriously which was primarily a health update and outlining how I was experimenting with something called “Intermittent Fasting” which was doing some good things for me at the time.
Then Xmas came and I fell off the wagon… BIG TIME!
It took me the rest of 2017 to realise that I should get back on the wagon again as any loss of weight and overall wellness I experienced before had been eradicated.
Now, I had been without a GP for the past 12 months so recently (thanks to my wife for being very insistent about this) I found the courage to find another one and the first thing he noticed was that my blood pressure was worryingly high.
He referred me to get an ECG done and it showed that I have a slight abnormality in my heart rhythm. Since then he’s referred me to a Cardiologist and I suppose this is where the fun begins…
I’m writing this post as an update to all of you but more importantly, I’m writing this post for myself.
I’m writing this post and committing it online so I can read it back as many times as needed to get it through my thick head that my lifestyle choices in the past is at worst, slowly killing me or at best, robbing me of motivation to create, record and perform my music and be the best person that I can be.
Now, I don’t want to sound whiny and whingey here but, I am now at a crossroads with my overall health and wellbeing. This shit has just become REAL.
Since finding out about my latest health issues, I’ve revisited the post I mentioned earlier It’s Time To Take My Health Seriously and have started to adopt all of the concepts mentioned again (including Intermittent Fasting) with the hope of this time continuing it through the dreaded Xmas and the holiday season which includes my fast approaching 47th birthday.
Honestly, I’m feeling a bit scared right now.
I don’t know what’s going to happen next. I’ve only just found out about the ECG test results and I’m yet to make an appointment with the Cardiologist but if this recent experience has taught me anything, it’s that I really, REALLY need to take my health seriously as I’m now living through the consequences of not being serious about it in the past.
I will keep you updated as news comes to hand and I promise you that posts such as this won’t become the preoccupation of my blog however, what I am also fast realising is that the most important thing in my life now is keeping my health in check as it can affect how I function as a songwriter, musician and (in the greater scheme of things) an all round human being.
Wish me luck,