This is my second attempt at this post - yesterday's attempt vanished.
I travelled from North Wales to Broadgreen, Liverpool by train. It was so much easier than by car. I can supply details of the walk from the station to the hospital to anyone who may be interested.
Since the ablation I have had 4 episodes of irregular heart beat. I had nothing at all for the first 8 weeks and then the 4 blips as I came off medication. Last week I used the pill- in - the - pocket for the first time ie 100 mg Flecainide and 1.25 Bisoprolol
I was told that I could expect blips for the 1st 3 months they will now be interested in the next 3 months to assess the effectiveness of the ablation. I should keep a record of incidents.
I was told that I had been right to use the Flecainide and that it needs to be supported by the Bisoprolol . If it doesn't work, repeat in 6 hours. If it still doesn't work, go to A&E.
I said that I felt that my heart needed some support because of the seriously dilated left atrium and the fibrosis. I am to go back on to 2.5 Bisoprolol. This brings my resting heart beat down from 80 to 70.
I am to have a monitor fitted for the 4th time. I flatly refused the proposed 48hr one which I consider to be a total waste of time. I asked for a 7 day ECG loop monitor which is switched on all the time and this was agreed. I sometimes wake with AF so the type which you trigger is useless too.
Finally I was told that Liverpool is planning to start an AF support group.
PS. I will never regret having the ablation. I have had no pain at any time since, no breathlessness, no acid reflux, just an all round general better quality of life - so far!!