Hi am a Newbie as only had my PM 1 week. Advised due to SS Sydrome .
After I 'crashed' on a short training run 1 month ago. Also as well as pausing 3 seconds at 40 bpm they identified fibrillation at the top end. Cardiologist strongly recommended I start taking Blood Thinning drugs. As I am not on any drugs I am hoping there might be other more 'natural methods' which might be an alternative to drugs . Only found this great site prior to surgery.
I would be please to hear views and advice , Thanks 🙏
I would be pleased to here from anyone about Post Op recovery .
I am due to have stitches removed tomorrow or Friday.
Surprised that those type sutures are still used ? As a previous runner I am obviously hoping that I can eventually return to some training.
Also it would be good to hear from any PM recipients in UK. Many thanks for your comments crustyg & Gemita .
Having run numerous Marothons over the last 40 yrs, many sub 3 hrs I never imagined a problem with my heart. My last 2 being 2014. Training then interrupted in 2015 Kidney donor & 2019 Radical Cancer surgery.
I was on holiday Autumn 2020 and got locked down due to Covid regs and return flights cancelled. I had resumed some training here though just 5k until last month on training run I collapsed. Following the SSS diagnosis I received PM surgery a week ago. I was routinely put on a course of antibiotics. The Cardiologist also prescribed Apixaban 5 mg. I have purchased an (expensive) 1 months supply but was reluctant to start then until I had more information. Also medical communication here is difficult and my Greek is not great. So your feedback is greatly appreciated, thanks crustyg and Gemity.