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by Damo78
18 Sep 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

It would appear they still suggest those at risk, i.e. with the type of cholesterol I have, and the enhanced risk due to having suffered a heart attack, continue taking it. My Dad's situation I mentioned above though is slightly more difficult - he's at risk due to having already suffered a heart at...
by Damo78
18 Sep 2018, 3:07pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

Regarding Cholesterol and Statins. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6176151/No-evidence-having-high-levels-bad-cholesterol-causes-heart-disease.html Thanks, I'll have a proper read of it in a bit as I'm about to go out to pick my youngest up from school. I think it very much does depend o...
by Damo78
18 Sep 2018, 3:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

Thanks for your reply, regards to determination, I was thinking more along the lines of pushing your body to achieve something faster than your body wants to adapt. You can think of determination as a stress factor which is helpful in achieving things but not always helpful in keeping healthy. By r...
by Damo78
17 Sep 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

I work in cardiology and you’d be amazed how many cardiologists cycle. I suppose there must be many, it's just getting the advice passed down from them to those that you speak to at rehab (I've not been yet though so can't really comment :) ). That happened to me after I had a heart attack and bypa...
by Damo78
16 Sep 2018, 5:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

I had a heart attack in 2013 at 53. I stopped all exertional exercise other than that supervised at the Cardiac Rehab classes - I attended for 10 weeks or so. I had a lot of ups and downs, some hospital readmissions, but eventually was able to ride short distances. Again it was all following advice...
by Damo78
15 Sep 2018, 4:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

I had heart attack in November last year,just sitting at home doing nowt ! Missus called 999 and I was whisked off to hospital to have a stent fitted. Less than 3 hrs from dialling 999 to coming out of theatre feeling quite normal ! It was 8 weeks before I started cycling but it took that long for ...
by Damo78
13 Sep 2018, 9:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

Sorry I cannot offer you any advice and I just want to wish you all the best for the future. Hopefully your get back out on your bike as quickly as possible. If the doctors have said give it two weeks then one would assume they’re happy you’ve been fully revascularised and have no arrhythmias to be...
by Damo78
13 Sep 2018, 3:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

You are so lucky on two counts… 1. To survive 2. To get a stent so quick, it took a mate 6 months! Dont be an idiot by asking for advice here, we arent doctors! Slow down, take it easy and think of your family. Follow the docs advice. Al Thanks. Yes, I do feel very lucky (and stupid), especially wh...
by Damo78
13 Sep 2018, 2:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

Hi All, Almost 2 weeks ago I went to go on an early morning hill training session with a mate. I'm signed up for a 100 mile sportive in the Lake District next week, and am not great at hills so needed to do as much as possible. I do a lot of riding, including hills, and that week had clocked up abou...
by Damo78
16 May 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting into cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 1276

Re: Getting into cycling

I got back into cycling 4 years ago this month after about 14 or 15 years out of it. Started at 3.2km (I usually use miles, but seems km is used mostly on here :) ) which killed me, then 6.4km, then 12.8km, then broke the pattern by accidentally taking a wrong turning and did 32km. Kept doing around...
by Damo78
8 May 2018, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If I’m doing okay
Replies: 23
Views: 1682

Re: If I’m doing okay

I'd say you're doing brilliantly. I got the cycling bug 4 years ago, I started mainly to try and lose weight. However, whereas you've lost 2 stone in a few months, I think I've lost a maximum of 1.5 stone over the 4 years! My main issue is I like food too much, and have a lack of willpower, but what...
by Damo78
8 May 2018, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the Water Rail Way?
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: ...the Water Rail Way?

I've done Lincoln to Boston a few times on my road bike, and this section is fine, all tarmac.

The only place I've ever struggled with from Lincoln to Boston is the "summer route" at Bardney - I always take the other route which follows the road around to Southrey.
by Damo78
8 May 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?

From Charnwood you could head out to Shepshed then Belton, across to Osgathorpe, drop down into Worthington then pick up the cloud trail for a flat ride all the way to Derby. Doh. Just read the thread properly. Hope you had a good ride today! Thanks. I did try that route a couple of weeks ago, with...
by Damo78
7 May 2018, 5:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?

If she's used Strava it would have made it easier to find her route :-) So much for my flat ride anyway. Decided just to ride around and explore some new roads, found some quite nice ones. Plenty of damn hills too though! Ended up doing 2,500ft over 42 miles. Chest wasn't good to start, Asthma was p...
by Damo78
7 May 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?

It's pretty flat from Market Bosworth to Atherstone too, and I found there were some nice roads from Bosworth to there. Not for today: But I found that going out to Oakham wasn't too bad. On my route there are some hills though. Ah cool, might give that a go too if I'm feeling ok. The first few tim...