After suffering with PAF for a couple of years and deciding I wanted to have an ablation I finally got a date and checked into BMI Meriden yesterday 7am. Was seen by nurses and doctors who did bloods, ECG etc.
I went into operating theatre at 10 to 10. Wondered if they would stop working at 11 but they did not
The procedure took just over three hours and I was heavily sedated. I did not notice the detail of the procedure, only that they were a very well organized team that communicated all the time. I just watched the blood pressure data occasionally and felt quiet.
Back in the hospital bed I spent much of the afternoon and evening dozing and sleeping. Still got a good night's sleep (despite being woken up for blood pressure measuring every 3 hours). My heart does not hurt and so far had no extra beats, let alone AF. The only thing is that my resting HR is now close to 70 while it used to be 48 (I am into endurance sports). But this should normalize with time. Will see my consultant in 3 months' time and we'll decide then about further steps. Until then I will continue with Warfarin, Flecainide and Diltiazem. I am glad I got it done and will report back in due course.