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A night in hospital

Posted: 11/8/2008

I am a bit frustrated that my health has interrupted training again.

During our first track training session here in Perth I had some Tachycardia (elevated heart rate). I had just finished a 2km effort and my heart rate was going down normally and within two minutes it was down to 125 as normal. Then as I was resting for my next effort it went straight back up to 170+. It stayed there for an hour before returning to normal.

After consulting with team medical staff I went to the emergency department and they did a few tests. They didn't find anything but transferred me to Royal Perth Hospital's cardiology ward where I spent the night. Further tests found nothing wrong so I am back at the team hotel wearing a portable ECG monitor.

At this stage we need to keep an eye on my heart rate. It's not known if it was a one-off occurrance or something that will happen again.

It is very frustrating to have more health issues and to feel like my dream may be in doubt when I am so close to making it a reality.

I will be back training again tomorrow so I will let you know how it goes.


9 Comments Posted

Anonymous | Tuesday, 12 August 2008 10:13:44 AM
Hope all is well today and it was just a one-off blip on the radar.

All the best for the lead-up to Beijing.
bean | Tuesday, 12 August 2008 10:22:40 AM
Keep us informed Michael. Hoping all's well. Keep it up.
Dazza | Tuesday, 12 August 2008 10:29:42 AM
It's the Suunto! She'll be right on the night.
Go get 'em Tigger! Use that power of thought.
Lifestyle Travel Ballarat | Tuesday, 12 August 2008 2:21:51 PM
Hi Michael we hope all is going better for you today.
Keep up the good work.
From all at Lifestyle Travel Ballarat.
Vic Plant | Wednesday, 13 August 2008 8:22:08 PM
Hope things are going better for you now.
Thinking of you up here in Qld and behind you all the way!
V | Tuesday, 19 August 2008 8:25:41 PM
Hope it's all settled now Michael & doesn't reoccur. Best to have these hiccups now rather than in Beijing! Am sending you positive thoughts....all the best :)
leonh | Tuesday, 26 August 2008 4:26:36 PM
hi Micheal, hope things improve, sure they will all the best. Europe was fairly cold although some nice days
ELIZABETH | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 12:22:50 PM
i just want to say that i admire what you have done with your have influenced me a lot ... so thanx
raya | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 12:25:41 PM
hi michael,

i wish you good luck for the race tomorrow... we've been learning all about you this term.... and your difficulties.. and we'll be cheering for you.. GOOD LUCK