Just wanted to pop in with a quick update to say I had my cardioversion yesterday & it was successful. I had persistent AF and had (I think) had it for several years, so I was surprised and pleased that the cardioversion worked. I was worried about having the GA but it was a breeze & the experience was much less worrisome than I had imagined it would be. My INR has been really up and down and was actually just below 2 yesterday despite me taking more and more warfarin in the last couple of weeks - so I've got to self-inject clexane for 7 days now (which isn't much fun). Feeling totally wiped out today but hoping I feel much better and remain AF free now for as long as possible!
I want to say a really big thank you to those of you who share your stories on this site - it really helped me before the op and is so reassuring to be able to share with people who know how it feels Best wishes to you all x