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| "Health talk" , posted Mon 29 May 02:10|
I've been wanting to post this for a while, and I made up my mind once and for all after Prof said in the NeoRyu thread that he hopes we're taking care of our health. Well, I certainly didn't for months between last year and this one.
Do you remember one of my latest disappearances, the one during the KOF14 DLC characters reveals? I was in the worst days of an obnoxious case of hypertension. I had been living in a lethargic state of sorts since mid July -long story of rather personal emotional hardships-, I had the first signs of hypertension in mid January and I kept not bothering until mid March, when my heart and my arteries were pulsating so hard I didn't even manage to listen to music, read, watch TV or play video games. Sometimes I woke up in the middle of the night because of violent pressure and heartbeat peaks. It was a nightmare. Fearing for my health at last, I immediately put some freaking limitations to what and how much I was eating and started exercising again. Now I'm fine, I jog 30 minutes a day in order to stay healthy -I only skipped May 1st as a whimsical celebration of Labour Day, but I'll move this stop to my birthday from next year onwards- and I won't quit my exercises anymore.
Sorry for the wall of text, but I really needed to tell the whole thing in order to dispel all the suffering that came with it -I almost got moved to tears when writing because of how much I suffered back then, and I still can't believe I recovered-, and I thought it may spark some conversation about our health issues experiences in case anybody wants to share them.
Ore no...kachi da!!
| "Re(5):Health talk" , posted Mon 29 May 22:31:|
Ne0r0 thank you for your suggestion. That reminds me that when I had minor pressure peaks in the afternoon, I found a trick in going to the balcony, taking some deep breaths and chilling out there for a couple minutes. By the way, I love walking on the seaside walk in my city, it's quite the breathtaking sight and the scent of the sea is so good.
Prof you're right, I learned the lesson and I feel reborn now. I rediscovered the joy of seeing silly stuff in the streets when jogging xD Don't know why, but that amuses me more when jogging than during a walk.
As I had already said in the expatriate thread, national healthcare in Italy isn't that good...its worst shortcoming in my opinion is the huge waiting time for potentially lifesaving examinations, but there are other issues together with that, such as the shortage of beds bringing to heartbreaking scenes of patients amassed in the wards, lying on stretchers. Healthcare in Southern Italy used to have a worse reputation than in the North, but now it looks like things are getting worse in Northern Italy as well.
On a personal note, one day some years ago, my mother had to urgently take my grandmother to the hospital, and the nurses were complaining that it was Sunday...
Talking about all this makes me quite sad.
Ore no...kachi da!!
[this message was edited by Micky Kusanagi on Mon 29 May 22:33]