Saw my consultant this morning and it’s great news! No evidence of dissection in the head or neck, or of TIA. So after weeks of worrying myself sick, I can get back to normal.
I know not everything is fixed as my heart is not right, but this is such a huge deal for me that I feel like I can make a new start.
One thing stuck on my mind through all this. Janet Street Porter was on TV and was saying ‘If I don’t like doing something, I stop doing it immediately’. I thought to myself, blimmin’ heck, she’s right. If I’m not finding joy in something and I don’t have to do it any more then just stop!
This has led me to ditch a number of things that were just not working for me any more and now I have the all clear, then I am going to focus on what I really enjoy.
The things bringing me joy at the moment are blogging, travel, gardening and being creative with crafts. So for now, that’s where I’m putting my focus. I’m planning to go back to badminton, Pilates and yoga too.
One good thing to come out of all this is that I’ve significantly increased the amount of walking I’ve been doing because it was the only exercise I was allowed to do. I’m loving getting down the country lanes and will build on this.
I’ve also reviewed my diet and in a bid to be as healthy as possible, have made a few more positive tweaks, so again, this is something I can build on. You may have noticed I’d stopped whingeing about being fat – that’s because I had bigger things to worry about – so I should try and keep that mind set that food is fuel and also medicine.
So, onwards and upwards! Where’s that travel brochure……..