Hi everyone just thought I would give an update on the cryogenic ablation I had on Tuesday. I had really dreaded the procedure but with support from this forum went ahead with it and it was certainly not as bad as I had expected.
The staff were fantastic and kept me fully informed throughout the procedure. I was fully awake for the 2 hours it took with some mild sedation and pain relief.
The weirdest thing was when my EP gave me hiccups it was like a small electric shock somewhere near my diaphragm. The whole right side of my upper body appeared to be jumping Rhythmically including my right arm. This procedure was to make sure he didn't damage the phrenic nerve when ablating the pulmonary veins. If the hiccups had started to lesson he would have stopped ablating as he could have damaged the phrenic nerve. Fortunately managed the whole procedure with no problems then he stopped my hiccups. Isn't medicine marvellous.
Feel as if my chest has been kicked by a horse today with a regular pulse of 100. A little breathless on exertion. Now just have to wait for the 3month recovery period to see if it's been successful.