It was a quiet period working ambulance last night so I thought I would connect myself up to all the machines, with the help of a colleague and give myself a good checking over.

Couple of surprises the ECG showed I had left atrial enlargement, which could be caused by a number of things. My blood pressure was also 160/102, which was concerning mixed with the atrial enlargement and my current cholesterol of 8.0. To put it in simple terms, I am a heart attack waiting to happen.

I have promptly booked in to see my doctor next week to discuss my findings and what the best next step is. I already know I need to get out more, I am working on that. I also take atorvastatin, and may possibly need to take a blood pressure reducing drug. Who knows, I am not a doctor, just an emergency medic.

I am only 36, I need to sort my shit out! Sorry for the cursing 🙂