Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Apparently people still read this, so I should do an update because after the last post it might appear something bad has happened to me.

Nothing bad has happened. In fact a couple of good things have instead.

First I should update on the heart issue: it is "just some ecoptic beats", according to a cardiologist I saw. Echocardiogram and two halter monitors couldn't find anything serious. It still happens maybe once a week, and it's still kind of terrifying each time it happens but I'm learning to keep myself calm afterwards and that's helping quite a bit.

Those weren't my only trips to hospital recently though - about 3 weeks ago I had sinus surgery and septoplasty. After having difficulties breathing through my nose the last few months, it turns out I had "allergic fungal sinusitis", which left my right sinus completely blocked. This was worsened by my very crooked septum, which was almost blocking the left side.

It was only day surgery and was all performed with an endoscope so even though it's only been 3 weeks you'd never know to look at me. The best part is that I can breathe normally now! I have already noticed an improvement in the quality of my sleep. So if you have any sinus issues don't think twice about the surgical option.

The other good thing to happen was that Em and I went to Japan for two weeks at the start of May. It was FANTASTIC and I already want to go back again. We did an Intrepid tour that took us to Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima, and Kyoto. The group we were traveling with was fully of really great people, which was almost the best bit about the trip. Hopefully we'll get to see some of them again when we visit Europe in a year or two's time.

That's about all for now. I will leave you with a few other sites to check out: - my new photography portfolio site.

Travelling Australia with the Oakeys - my sister's new blog for the round-Australia trip they're currently doing in a 30-foot "fifth wheeler", which is like a caravan on uber-uber-steroids. :)

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