Hi, I'm just back from spending Christmas in Gran Caneria ( a lovely treat) and although I was anxious about 'what if' all was well. For a start my travel insurance almost trebled due to my AF - and I searched high and low for the best option. I also know that stress and anxiety causes my flutters so tried to keep calm!
The flight was smooth and all was well, however I had a headache which lasted the full first day. It was warm but not too hot (about 24 degrees on average) so that was good, but if we went high up into the mountain areas my heart went into overdrive! So we stayed coastal.
I had two glasses of red wine each night with dinner - no probs - but one night I had 3 and ............. yep off it went again! I was able to maintain my diet and avoid my triggers and stayed decaffienated with my drinks.
I realise this is all about balance and that we are all different with our diagnosis but what I have accepted is that I can do things I was a bit scared about last year when I was diagnosed and that I have medication to help me cope.
So I wanted to share my experience with you all and wish you all a very Happy New Year.