Hi there, is there any one on the site who has retired from work due to AF ? I work in confrontational occupation as such where physical contact can happen and with high stress levels and long working hours I find this dramatically affects my AF. I do find it takes some hours to recover from a working day, and of course this is affecting my work life balance. And indeed my ability to exercise, which I used to do regularly. I realise my employers have a duty of care, and I will be seeking some form of expert assistance to present to them regards AF ( they are pretty ignorant of the situation ) however, does anyone have any guidelines or advice ? I have carried out some investigations as to when my AF takes place, and it is generally in work when stressed or afterwards in recovery. On leave days or rest days I find little or no affect on my work life balance. I did this at the suggestion of my specialist. I have had AF for three years now which is controlled by medication. And this works well. But sadly my work brings on and affects my health which as we all know if I go in to AF regularly I could easily suffer a stroke or heart attack.
I am 52 now, and my family, as yours are I am sure very concerned about this ongoing issue. I have given it great thought and tries so hard to fight this and carry on but I am now left with little else other than to seek guidance.
I am reluctant to have an ablation due to the fact it isn't always successful and the fact it can go wrong ( minimal I know but there is a risk )
Any help ?