I was diagnosed with a fib while on holiday in Hawaii last October after feeling generally unwell and breathless, taken straight to hospital where I promptly had a stroke . I woke up 2 days later in the ICU and was told they'd removed a blood clot from my brain and drained 6 kilos of fluid off my lungs. My sons flew over to see me as the doctors thought I might not survive. I was in hospital for 8 days and my weight went from 8 1/2 st to just over 7 in 24 hours. I had to wait for my insurance company to send out a doctor and nurse to bring me home. We travelled via Vancouver where I got food poisoning in the lounge. When I got back to our home I was so sick vomiting blood and passing blood, I tore my throat and duodenum , a Malory tear. I was rushed to hospital and woke up 2 days later to be told I had lost 2/3 of body's blood. I was in the ICU for a week, again it was touch and go. I was scanned for everything and they were looking for a reason as to why I had a stroke in the first place. Eventually 3 weeks later they found a minute hole in my heart, too small to operate and I'd had it from birth. This they believed brought on the a fib. Was I an accident waiting to happen ? I'm on warfarin and 5 other drugs. I had a haemeroidectomy the previous July and the 10 day recovery was horrific , could this also have brought on the a fib ? I'm awaiting a cardio version in June , so let's see, as I've still got this hole !