Thought it was about time I introduced myself having joined the group a few weeks ago. Compared to some of you, I feel like a novice. I have been taking medication for the usual stuff; hypertension, high Cholesterol and such but when the irregular heart rhythm and palpitations kicked in, I was completely taken aback. The first times this happened was in the middle of the night which of course is the worse time for health issues, very scary. Later I was informed that this was called Afib. The first few times, it kicked in and out usually after twelve hours or so but ten months back it stayed. After a week or so, I contacted my GP and was surprised by his reaction: Me: Doc "I've been in Af for three weeks now" Doc: " well yes, you will be". I expected him to finish off with "Get over it!" Since then, I have been getting on with life, trying to ignore the breathlessness at the least bit of exertion and the constant tiredness and the weekly 30 lengths of the swimming pool are now but a distant memory. I don't feel sorry for myself but I do feel angry. I have just finished sorting an eye problem, so give me a few weeks to gather my wits and will be ready to do battle! Cheers for now. Thumper70
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