So, after diagnosis, you generally go through a stage of research and asking plenty of questions and travel to see different people and in my case getting a new job!
I recall reading a blog post of a guy in Sydney.
Because the arm is a potential for a stroke, aneurysm or plenty of other things one post comes to mind. This guy in Sydney wondered if he should be wearing a bike helmet around the house to protect his head or bear-down when going to the toilet.
You can appreciate how this stayed in my mind.
I think the first serious thing I did do was I stopped taking blood thinners (because after 20 years somehow it would make a difference?) So, no Naprogesic, those ‘Special blue pills’ that stop us killing men every month!
Was not happy!
To be clear, I DID NOT COME UP WITH THAT TERM, BUT I WISH I DID!
I recall one day at work surrounded by women and this one, an older woman asked me if I was okay.
They were aware I had my period at the time and had mentioned I was going to work quietly at my desk without moving around too much.
Ironically, I remember my response to her very clearly.
I indicated my belly button with my hand and stated I was fine from there down but my head was swimming!
So, no more blood thinners!