Facing Up To Feeling Over The Hill

A high blood pressure diagnosis has left me feeling low…

Alan Hansen rolls downhill in cart

I THINK I’m going to have to stop going to the Doctor’s.
Time was, I used to go there to get better. But, nowadays, I just get told I’m becoming more ill.
Take this week, for example. I went to the surgery hoping for an MRI scan on my knee, which is stopping me from running again.
But I also came out with news that my blood pressure is still worryingly high – and strict orders to cut out salt, caffeine, fat and alcohol ringing in my ears.
I’d gone in feeling young enough still to run semi-seriously, but exited with a dreadful sense that I was now well and truly Over The Hill. And heading down the other side fast.

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