Two years ago, just a few months after my second ablation, I attended a Bad Manners gig; the first date of their Xmas tour. There were a lot of people my age there, some retaining rather than revisiting their Mod/Ska/Skin style. There were one or two people that I knew but hadn’t seen for years. I had a few pints (I realised this was probably too many but I got a little carried away). Several of my fellow oldies were dancing ska style and looked like they may regret it in the morning, I stuck to a seat, much to Diana’s dismay.
On Friday night, I went out to see a Ska tribute band; they were good, but nothing special. A few of the oldies from two years before also turned up and a good night was had. I got carried away and drank five pints and towards the end got involved in the bouncy dancing. After one song I had had enough; I was getting breathless and had to sit down. The level of exertion was nothing to compare with the earlier cycling, so I assumed it must be related to the alcohol. Five pints was the most I had drunk for at least four years, and I became worried that I may have damaged myself.
The next morning, I had a minor hangover (I never had hangovers, ever, irrespective of how much I drank). I got out the Kardia and nervously did the ECG; 70 BPM, sinus with a couple of ectopics. This is pretty much normal. I was relieved and continued to check over the next few days. This has apparently had no effect, but I will have to watch my intake in future, as it may be storing up trouble for me.