Well, as some may remember I have been battling a heart arrhythmia condition called SVT. Basically it causes my heart to sometimes jump into tachycardia of up to 280 bpm. Sadly one of the main triggers is exercise and my last bad episode came about as I was playing in our pool with my 3 boys last summer. Twice I have had to be electrically averted out of the SVT but usually an IV drug called adenosene works. Regardless of how I get it stopped though, it scares the shit out of me when it happens. So after my last episode in the summer I started to fear physical activity yet again! I stopped my training completely and gained a lot of weight being lazy all winter. Nothing sucks more than wanting to do something so bad but being so scared to do it!
Early this week I finally decided to stop living in fear. All the risks are still there but I just cannot stand being over weight any more! I want to be fit like I used to but I also dont want to end up in the hospital again if I can help it. I am on medication that is supposed to control my heart rate and rhythm but it is definitely not fail safe. I have also had two heart ablation procedures to stop the arrhythmias but apparently they didnt fix it completely. I am awaiting the next ablation now. They figure it may be a problem in my AV node now. Anyhow, this log is my journey back to the top literally. My dream is to some day summit Mount Everest in the name of SVT and Tetralogy of Fallot which is the heart problem I was born with. Yes it is a HUGE ass dream but I want it more than anything! Slowly but surely I will realize my goal but first I need to get back into the shape I once was at the very least. That on its own will be a huge step. Baby steps all the way to the top. This is my story. Enjoy if you wish.