WPX-CW ’21 ending in hospital

Good ES condx on Saturday last weekend, worked about 700 QSOs on day 1. A lot worse on Sunday, needed 6+ hours for another 100 QSOs. Then around 12z I went QRT as I suddenly had severe chest pain feeling like a heart attack. Thought it might be better to visit a doctor immediately (next hospital 20 km away). Emergency department didn’t recognize any coronary symptoms on the ECG and also a first blood analysis didn’t show any abnormalities. Well, the second blood analysis another 3 hours later suddenly had all the measurements that usually point to a cardiac infarction deep in the red. 🙁 Moved into the hospital immediately Sunday afternoon while the contest was still running. Further tests on Monday morning luckily didn’t confirm a heart attack. But it was kinda cool to follow one’s own heart catherization live on the screen. 😎 Not so cool was they needed another 4 days to find the root cause of my heart attack symptoms: I’m suffering from a myocarditis that started destroying heart tissue already (which led to the coronary symptoms). 🙁 That means getting different medication now that shall relieve some load from the heart (i.e. blood thinner) so the heart has a chance to repair itself (there’s no medication for the disease itself). At least I’m out of hospital again a week later now and can drive back home to Hamburg and be back with the family …

                    CQWW WPX Contest, CW - 2020

Call: DH8BQA

Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
QTH: JO73ce
Operating Time (hrs): 22

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
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  10:   822
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Total:  822  Prefixes = 459  Total Score = 447,98

Club: Bavarian Contest Club

Comments:
Flexradio FLEX-6600, PA + 6 ele G0KSC OWA-Yagi @60ft.

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