LIVE BLOG Wednesday 27th September 2017 (7.23pm)

Yesterday was a bit of a crazy ass day with me and the NHS. I seem to have a constant headache and tiredness with no explanation. I am not overtraining, in fact I am doing very little in terms of anything and in comparison to what I have done previously. On Monday I lazed around all day, apart from a few walks with Olly. Complete lack of motivation to go for a run or to the gym. I have not said anything to my GP about this for a long time as I do not want to appear as if I am constantly moaning. Yesterday, in my appointment I decided to mention it, just in case it has something to do with my medication. I was referred for blood tests to rule out anything else. My blood pressure was checked – all normal and I was weighed (which has increased slightly). The GP also advised that I see an optician (appointment booked for tomorrow). I have been given a sick note for another two weeks. I completely forgot to ask about whether my CMHT report had been received. I guess not, as it would have been mentioned.

I attended at the hospital straight after my appointment to get the blood tests out of the way and whilst I had time as Olly was with his dog walker. Whilst I was waiting, my line manager rang me to ask how I was doing and to ask that I attend an informal meeting on Monday.

After having 450 gallons of blood extracted from my left arm I went to David Lloyd and did an easy 45 minute Wattbike session. I sat in the lounge afterwards before making my way to my next hospital appointment (knee). I saw my surgeon’s physio and I explained what had been going on with my knees, what I had been doing and how I manage them. I said that I did not want any surgical intervention as I have plans to take part in Ironman Wales next year. I am to be reviewed in 12 months.

Only then I may retire from sport (again) (yeah right).

** Picture shows how far I have come with my left knee ** Two shin bolts now removed. I will not be beaten 💪🏻👊🏻

I have looked at the side effects of Fluoxetine. On my tick list are:

Headache

Tiredness

Not being able to concentrate or think properly

Drowsiness

I feel like stopping them altogether (yes I know this is naughty).

Mood 5/10.

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