My access to my medical notes has been granted. I was disappointed to find that although notes about my infant innoculations and appedectomy were added, there was nothing else from any contact with the NHS prior to my recent episode.
I spent a lot of time looking through the recent notes, picking up abnormal levels, and researching what they mean. An interesting note on 31/08/2016, no visit to anyone on this day, but two notes on the patient record. “NOAC compliance 30/11/2016” and “NOAC review 30/08/2017”. Looks like I may be on these pills for a while. Perhaps worth updating with an annual prepaid prescription when the current one runs out.
Two small glasses of wine today; no effects.
I bought a dressing gown and slippers as required by hospital for stay. Suddenly I felt quite old.
My weight up to 83.2 Kg; this is the heaviest I have been for a long time. My blood pressure is 117/70, although home meter not very reliable and often refuses to read.
Prescription for both drugs due next week, as i am likely to be on a cocktail of drugs until at least the end of the year, I bought a three-monthly prepayment certificate.
I requested access to my medical notes from the surgery; I feel i am not getting the full picture from my chats with medical professionals.
I had a meeting in London today. I left home at 6:30am and did some work on the train. I noticed that I had difficulty in walking up tube stairs; an unusual feeling, washed out rather than breathless. I remembered the feeling as similar to several occasions prior to diagnosis. I fell asleep on train on way back.
I have been a little sluggish recently, but this was the worst day ever. Completely unable to concentrate on anything. Luckily, I was working from home.
I had two small glasses of wine. Lots of light-headedness on standing up later in the evening. Probably, this is now my definition of overdoing it.
I discovered the Health unlocked AF forum.
There are an odd mix of posters on this forum; many terrified of AF, even when symptom free, others more stoic. I assume the majority discovered their AF through serious symptoms, whereas I found mine early through exercising using Heart Rate. Also I suspect that members who are “cured” tend to drop out more often than those with more serious issues.
Overall, I do find the posts useful.
I delivered a one day course in Leeds; I had an early start to miss traffic, leaving the house at 7:00am. There was a late finish and because of traffic, I returned home at at 6:30pm.
Liver function blood tests, according to receptionist, result only just above normal.
(EDIT) Later, when I gained access to my medical record I googled the tests, apparently alcohol raises GGT for 24 hours. The previous day’s small glass may have affected the result.