Had my ablation yesterday and things didn't go too bad. It took 3 hours and my EP said it was a straight forward enough procedure. He ringed the pulmanory veins and found a couple of areas he identified as possible issues. I did feel a little discomfort in my chest whilst the procedure was being carried out. I got a bit of a telling off, because at one point my chest felt that tight I tried to sit up. Needless to say he pumped more morphene into me and the pain subsided a little. My chest is still quite tight, but he said this is not an uncommon side effect.
I did feel very groggy after the procedure, as he said I had quite a bit of pain relief, so much for thinking I was some sort of tough guy As I say I have a little chest discomfort and I'm out of breath fairly easy, but my heart rate is pretty much as it was in the late 50's and more importantly in NSR.
My EP is more concerned about both sides of my groin at the moment, but informs me I can more or less return to normal day to day life once they have healed. I did ask about building things up slowly with my heart still healing, but he felt confident I would be fine. However, even so I don't see me returning to the ring anytime soon. I'm staying on my current meds until I have my review with him which I'm more than happy to do.
I think it was MickN who before his ablation wanted a list of items to take into hospital whilst recovering from the procedure. If I go in again and there is every chance I will, number 1 on my list is ear plugs!!! Boy could some of the guys on my ward snore