I have been overweight, obese even, for many years now, but whenever I have been for medical check ups in the past the tests have always come back fine. Not this year, this was a big whoops. Wake up Terry and do something or sort out your plot to push up a few daisies was the candid medical advice, or my version of what the consultant cardiologist said.
The French medical system is impressive and I underwent many tests including 24 hour heart monitoring above and a 3 day spell in hospital for more tests, also what is very clear is the need to shed many many pounds of excess weight.
However, I am now back on the boat and taking tablets to thin the blood and beta blockers to regulate my heart beat, and as long as I keep taking the tablets , have regular checks and daily exercise, there no reason why I should not live a full and long life, oh and lose a lot of weight.
I feel very good now, especially when I go out in the evening and greeted by spectacular sunsets. This particular evening the sky appeared to be on fire.
The following morning we had blanket of mist but as the sun began to clear the mist we were greeted by some ghostly scenes out of the hatch,
The days lately have been cold to start with but no clouds and strong sun making the days very pleasant from lunch time onwards. Just the days to stack up the log pile to keep the boat nice a cosy, even Hygge in the bleak mid winter to come.
About time Tes did some work!!
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes