Having ablation in 2 weeks and am uplifted by recent positive posts. Was disappointed when my procedure was cancelled a couple of months ago and the delay has been difficult to deal with. Was diagnosed in April and a symptoms have become increasingly debilitating despite drugs. Taking flecainide 150 - 200 mgs daily and bisoprolol 2.5 mgs, also rivaroxaban.
Last week had 5 days without symptoms which was great, but this week not going well. Episode lasting 10 hours yesterday which was really frightening and nearly rang ambulance. Probably averaging four episodes a week and can't identify any triggers. So, am eagerly awaiting the ablation. Am having a general anaesthetic as the surgeon is going to perform ablation of both atria for both A. Fib and Flutter. Has anyone else had both procedures together?
Also suffer from rheumatoid arthritis which I have had since I was 23 , now 63 . Take many drugs for that condition as well and have had joint replacements too, so one of my major concerns is to lie flat for hours afterwards. Any tips?
Then going away a month later for 3 weeks to recuperate. Heading to Lanzarote for some sunshine. Will need travel insurance. Can anyone recommend a company who will insure me? Hoping to do lots of holidays next year to make up for the ones we have missed this year! Have felt so unwell this year that we haven't been able to plan anything, never knew what tomorrow was going to bring!
Wishing you all well.
Thanks for any replies