Typing this not from my desk in Rutland with dogs sitting by my feet, or a train whizzing through autumn fields, nor a busy coffee shop or the kitchen table… but a hospital bed. This wasn’t quite the place I had imagined I would be writing my first UK blog from. But I am glad to be here.
Luce and I had a wonderfully relaxing week in NYC – shutting out the world once I had done various media interviews and sponsor meetings – and we flew home on Wednesday. While not at my healthiest in NYC, I’m happy my body held out its latest surprises until we got home. My GP prescribed various things for various infections and an apparent ‘What the heck is going on here?’ type reaction by my body to all the recent changes on Thursday morning and that evening, struggling to breathe, Luce took me to hospital.
I was admitted with suspected pulmonary embolism – but thankfully a scan suggested otherwise and I am now being treated for pneumonia and, as a precaution, for DVT. Two nights inside and I am feeling a lot better. Still a way to go but definitely heading down the right track.
So for now, I am signing out to get fit and healthy once more. Here’s hoping it happens super soon as Justine and I are planning some kayak training before the end of the month… For any kayaking with Justine is hardcore and she is a veritable machine. And right now I feel anything but.
P.S Happy Socks is en route to Seattle and Chimpy, is currently tucked up in a pocket at home.
P.P.S Thanks everyone for all the messages of support and donations to the L2L charities following my landing in Adak, Alaska. Any spare pennies and pounds gratefully received at : L2L charities