Alas, stopped drinking 10 years ago, because of mobility problems and probably the start of my heart disease. There was nothing like an iced bottle of Beck's beer but funny enough along with the beer I couldn't drink coffee anymore either. Although I am in the South Atlantic Medals Association and we did revisit the Falklands for the 20th Anniversary in 2002. It was the first time i'd set foot on the island apart from being medi-vacced back to UK on the 8th January 1983
I am hampered by mobility problems, much I think because of my breathing & disordered breathing but that's in hand, now and I am told that maybe i'll have to go into hospital to a respiratory ward to find out whats going on. I suffer sleep apnea and I use a CPAP Machine but since march my heart failure has worsened the second time inside 4 months, where they stick an IV in your arm and pump in water tablets because of fluid overload!! I haven't been able to breathe the air as its just too forceful and its causing hypoxia and 02 & SPO2 desaturation and a very low heart beat....probably not a good idea with the aneurisms and congestive cardiac failure, and high blood pressure.
You would think with all these nasty wee additions i'd be dead & gone a long time ago, but I soldier on taking it in my stride but this breathlessness using my CPAP or not using it, really takes the biscuit, and I just don't know how to deal with that. Its really scary stuff lying down at night, and although I have an NHS Bed to assist me, even that with the auto mattress etc, still doesn't address it, but maybe now that I did a 6 day optimiser test which has revealed alarming data, they can work from that, to find a solution.
I always say, it was harder after coming out of the Navy to survive, yet whilst in the Navy 13 years I never had, any health issues and was as fit as a fiddle, but thats the way life goes and you can either face it head on, or bury your head in the sand!! I choose to face it head on but in saying that I am very inert because of mobility and pure exhaustion because of the breathing issues.
My Virtual Nurse will be contacting me Monday 12 to let me know the next course of action in this breathing lark, lets hope' a solution that I can breathe again, is forthcoming.....that would be a start, and maybe oxygenate the rest of my body, in the process.
Thanks for your post, it does help sharing these things.