New interest

As I had to retire on ill-health grounds unprepared it has taken me a long time to come to terms with the changes involved. I have breathing difficulties which appeared as I coughed up blood and had a tightness in my chest.

Many investigations later and with many different medications I now seem to appear to have struck a balance in life but at what cost… If I try to walk for a while my chest tightens and I have to take a pause to catch my breath. (That “while” tends to diminish in steps each year).

I know I am not alone and I know that others like me have found their balance to be able to make sense of the condition and how it impacts on living. I am motivated to write about my experiences in the hope that it might help others who like me find a dramatic event turns their life upside down. I hope no-one else experiences the horror of looking at a tissue blood soaked only to repeat that another twice and realise their working life has to be put to one side while health is investigated first. To suddenly find myself wheezing and struggling to walk after being hooked since my early twenties on walking over rough terrain enjoying some of the wonderful sights available to ramblers of the British countryside for nearly forty years was a horrible shock.

I have been inspired by David Walker of to look at my abilities and find a way of connecting with others that will be of use to others. I hope my discoveries may be helpful and not motivated by trying to find how to replace an income but rather trying to help others avoid problems I have experienced and shine a light on possibilities to explore. I hope you will join me on my explorations…

7 comments for “New interest

  1. September 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hello, Philip. It’s nice to get to know you and well done for sharing your experiences with us. Sometimes when things don’t go right it helps us to move in a new direction that we would never have taken before. New doors are opening for you with David’s training and I wish you luck with it.

    Enjoy the journey.

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  2. September 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Hey Philip, its sound good that you are well now. I would like to appreciate that you share it with us. All the best for your new interest.
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  3. Kevin Long
    September 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Philip

    Just thought I’d drop bye, I’m one of David Walkers students too.

    Hope to see you around, good luck with everything.

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  4. September 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Great to meet up on David Walker’s IM course. To success!
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  5. October 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm


    I too am one of David’s students.
    I am very sorry to hear about your health problems, but equally I am super impressed by your publishing achievements. I have just published a humorous novel, called The Mary Celeste papers, on Kindle at: but I don’t expect to match your achievements any time soon. I will taking a look at your work later today.

    Best of luck with your new venture



  6. October 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Hey Philip,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your current health condition, being a 35 year old avid runner myself, if this happened to me it would be a definitely hard blow.

    I’m fairly efficient on wordpress and technical computer stuff, if you ever need anything stop by my blog and let me know.

    I’ll be more than glad to help you out free of cost, take care and look out for you. šŸ˜‰


  7. November 1, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Great to make contact with you!
    To everyone’s success!
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