My last update on my successful ablation was at six months so my apologies for not coming back earlier but life has been busy and very active. Still in rhythm with a good regular resting heartbeat of 42bpm but like a lot of us out there sensitive to any variance ache or pain. Still don’t like sleeping on my side but that could be because of cycle racing injuries, I’ll come back to that! I have been lucky so far touch wood but won’t stop looking over my shoulder and would not hesitate to have a second ablation if need be..
I last reported that after my 3 month Review my EP said I could compete again and was signed off at 12 months. I have been back in the saddle climbing mountains in the Alps and Pyrenees with my partner who is no slouch and races semi pro for a women’s race team, glad to say I dropped her which was payback for all the times she dropped me when I was in AF.
I have competed at a number of road races and criteriums and have placed top 6 at a national level for my age category and have taken a 2nd in a league race but that first still alluded me until I took a first in my category at a Nott’s and Derby League Cyclo Cross Race recently. So as you can see I have been fit and well, losing two stone and spending too much money on new bikes and kit. I even took up track racing again which is fast and furious and that is why I am a bit sore now as I hit the boards at over 30mph racing the Devil takes the Hindmost 3 weeks ago and broke my collarbone ( another rider rode into me). On the mend now and have my first National Cyclo Cross Race lined up at the end of the month.
I know some of you may think I am mad and should have stayed retired, but after being fixed with the ablation I am doing what I love and living life to the full, albeit with the risk of losing skin and breaking bones, but then again that’s not new to me and comes with what I love doing.
I’m mindful that this might all sound a bit over the top or even foolish, but the purpose of keeping you all up to date is to tell my story and that with a successful treatment for AF there’s no stopping you like me from living life to the full or in my case to the breaking point! Stay safe out there and may all your gods go with you.