Well I have finally had my three month check up. The first one was cancelled by the hospital, my car broke down on the way to the second one. As the next available NHS appointment would have been mid January, I had to see my specialist privately last night. Good news! The ablation was a great success and I no longer have AF or so I have been told. I no longer need to take any Warfarin as this was only prescribed to get me through the Ablation. I can reduce the Flecainide down to one x 50mg tablet in the mornings and stay on 1 x 50mg Diltiazem until mid January when I can stop taking them both. I have not had any irregular heart beats but have had some palpitations. These I put down to extreme temperatures (hot and cold) and rushing about Christmas shopping! I will stick to internet shopping from now on and no more holidays booked until next year! My specialist asked me if I was pleased that I had the Ablation. A resounding YES from both myself and my husband as it has improved the quality of my life no end. If by any rare chance the AF should reappear I would not hesitate to have another Ablation.
I feel so well now but can remember how poorly I felt for such a long time. If my posts can help anyone who is considering whether to go for an Ablation or not, all I can say is that if your specialist offers this and thinks it will improve your health then go for it. What have you got to lose?
I will always be grateful to the very fine people I have had contact with on this forum, and even if I do not need to post anything in the future, I will be following you all in your AF journeys. Wishing you all Good Health xx