Rosemary’s journey to CP+R started on the Trans-Siberian Railway in June 2018 when she fell ill with bronchitis and later pneumonia. Declining the offer of hospitalisation in Novosibirsk, she stayed on the train and on returning home went straight to A&E, where she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. After discharge Rosemary was referred to her cardiologist, who first carried out an unsuccessful cardioversion. She then underwent surgery to install a pacemaker, and an ablation to burn out the AV heart node.