Days Five, Six and Seven…ill

Day Five
Friday 27th January 2017

I regret to say no working out today due to a fully fledged cold hitting me and because of my heart condition my colds hit me like the flu hits people with normal immune systems. The entire program is on hold until I get better or at least well enough to work out without coughing my lungs up. To make matters worse because of my meds I’m not allowed to take normal cold and flu meds so I have to rely on paracetamol and home remedies. Honey, Lemon, a pinch of garlic and sugar in a mug of hot water helps but not as well as an actual medicine would but it’s better than nothing. I got no sleep last night and in all honestly I doubt I will until I can breathe properly…the blocked nose aggravates the sleep apnoea to no end and I just feel and look disgusting.

Hopefully I’ll be well enough to continue tomorrow…I’ll start the epilepsy meds once I’m clear as well.


Day Six
Saturday 28th January 2017

I though yesterday and the other night were bad. Last night and this morning were terrible. I sound like i’m having an asthma attack; I have to breathe through my mouth which results in me sounding like a dog and not just any dog a slobbery boxer dog. My dear wife insists she doesn’t mind but how she doesn’t find me repulsive right now I don’t know. I offered to sleep on the spare bed to save her the risk of getting ill or having to be sneezed/coughed on and there’s the sleep drool. It’s horrible.

I’m really hoping it starts clearing up tomorrow so I can start my workouts when Monday comes.


Day Seven

Sunder 29th January 2017

I think I feel myself getting slightly better though I doubt I’ll be ready to start it up again. I think I’m going to have to promise myself every time I skip two or more days in a row I have to start whatever programme I’m on over again. Once I’m completely cleared up and can breathe and function normally I’ll start the Foundation over…I’m going to have to phone and let the Gym know I’m not able to attend the programme builder session I had booked, maybe suspend my membership until I’m ready again. With me I never know if a harmless cold will turn into a fully blown chest infection. Let’s hope not.