Still in AFib. Get cardioverted Tuesday in hopes to get back in rhythm. Will have sleep study done to see if I have sleep apnea. Will likely need Ablasion procedure done, which sucks, but is what it is. I cant live in AFib. I feel like an 80 year old. My aerobic capacity is very weak because I’m only getting 80% from my heart.
I’ve had to quit coffee/caffeine, which I went through withdrawal Tue-Fri. THAT SUCKED. Still mildly withdrawing, but almost through it. I miss my coffee, but I don’t want to be addicted to anything, so this was necessary. I was drinking way too much, obviously. Many days I was drinking 10+ cups, literally throughout the entire day. I’m glad I’m breaking from it. When I come back, I will not drink more than 4 cups per day.
Beer/liquor is off the table. I’ll survive without it for now. I love a few beers though.
What caused this? It’s tough to say. HOWEVER, now that I know what it is, I know I’ve had it before. But I was able to self convert out of AFib. Now I cant, which is typical for AFibbers…eventually you cant self convert…it progresses.
Extreme exercise is a known trigger for AFib. I think these 50 rep sets have sent me over the edge, plus the coffee. My heart was asked for too much. This coupled with very high stress at work, poor sleep over a long period, and possible sleep apnea (wife wakes me up 3-5 times per night snoring, I wake myself up too).
I’ve been going to hard, at everything. My body barked. I need to listen.
Lots of Dr. appointments coming up. Will just tackle one by one.
So what about training? I’m going to keep training. I’m going to the gym tomorrow to see what I can tolerate.
Probably going to be bench and trap bar deadlifts with accessory stuff and arms.
Also, going to lose some weight. It’s not helping me carrying this extra weight around. Will probably get back down to a tight 190.
Anyways, that’s kind of where I’m at right now. If cardioversion goes well Tuesday and sticks, that’ll be the first big hurdle cleared.