Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or: How I look like Bane at night and Sleep rather well now.

10 points if you get the original movie title I butchered for this post.

This post I shall be talking about something that I was recently diagnosed with - Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. A quick google search will net you this description. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnoea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterised by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. Yes you read that right- repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, sounds fun right? The airway closes up enough to stop airflow in the throat (picture below) which in turn causes lots of problems while sleeping.

When blood oxygen saturation is low the body doesn't really shutdown and sleep, it's still ticking in day mode which causes a plethora of problems/symptoms. Despite the obvious symptom of not breathing in my sleep (which if you are unlucky…

Gnocchi Bake

Blame Laura for this, she made me cook it!

How do I gym?

That image works well I think...

So yeah, me in a gym... It happened and will continue happening.

On Monday I completed my gym induction session at the local leisure centre and today I was let loose in the gym and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Never in my life I thought I'd even sign up to a gym, let alone enjoy it. The atmosphere of the place and the staff really helped me enjoy it and I hope to keep up going at least every other day for the foreseeable future. Feels very different for me and I guess that is what I am aiming for personally, change and all that.

A lot has changed for me recently and I won't go into details right yet (Soon™) but these life changes have done well so far and well when on a roll why not keep going! I'll also do a post specifically about my weight loss progress as I have been working on changing my diet and habits for a little bit now and damn the results have been crazy!

I'm starting to get some of my personal drive back and it feels…

Slow cooked Salsa Beef


The PANDA logo rises

For those who play EVE Online or know of PANDA from EVE or LAN parties, CCP just released the new "Logo Submission Style Guidelines" and re-opened the process of getting custom alliance logos into the game. Custom logos for alliances has always be something that really boosts an alliance in game and helps develop a brand identity but with the issues of who owns the logo (since it becomes part of the game and thus intellectual property of CCP Games) it was very understandable for them to place logo submissions on hold until legal could work out something.

PANDA got their logo in the game Feb 2013 and mere months later submissions closed. This gave our little band of outcasts something unique, something to draw the eye, our very own brand. PANDA "culture" blossomed with the introduction of our logo to the game and I remember on the February patch day everyone eagerly patching and logging in to see if the logo was approved (the old system you were never told if you we…

It returns...

Feels weird reviving my personal blog again. A lot has changed since I last had one and I feel that it will be easier to share certain things through this than with any other means. I won't be recovering my old posts (which I do still have backed up) so this will be a clean slate to start again.

What to expect?Posts when I feel like blogging.Posts about stuff that matters to me.Some personal/life stuff.More stuff! Guess we will see how long this lasts... again.