Recovery after illness

Only think I will say is don’t rush it

Couple of years ago I developed a cold beginning of the summer, rushed back after it, started feeling a bit odd, and had a loss of power, but manned up as I had a race coming up and wanted to do well

Friday before the race, couldn’t breath and strong chest pains, ambulance called, spent the weekend in hospital (so didn’t do the race), was advised to rest, and had some investigations done over the next 3 months, and it was decided that ALL (!!!) I had Pericarditis (virus around the heart causing swelling)

I neither did the race (or any after) or rode with my friends, and I definitely didn’t get a FTP increase, all because I returned to quickly

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