For the first few days following the procedure I had very minor flutters or very slight goes of AF.I was told to expect this for up to 3 months. It felt so minor compared to my pre-ablation bouts of AF that I explained it to my husband as a bull pacing slowly around a bullring and just hitting the side walls which were padded and therefore it gave up almost instantly.
I woke up Day 7 and declared to my husband that I'm sure it had worked. I have now had a few days where I've not been aware of my heart. Most people wouldn't know what I'm talking about but I bet a lot of you folks out there do. It would be going to fast, to slow, flipping ,skipping beats, pounding etc. making me feel dizzy ,sick and generally unwell. This would happen almost on a daily basis and the worse thing was I was losing confidence ,I didn't like to be left alone and wouldn't go out on my own.
I have just come back from a walk lasting an hour and a half (with my husband -not quite ready to go on my own yet but soon will be there) oh what bliss ! I'm very tired ,probably effects of anaesthetic but my heart is just doing what it should do.
I'm not saying ablation is for everybody but I just wanted to share with you my thoughts and hope my experience might help those of you who are not sure what to do.
I am also quite aware that things might change for me -here's hoping they don't -but this is the present.
AND it's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!