sometime ago I wrote my first post regarding an ablation for atrial tachycardia that I was put forward for back in October 2014 and whilst in the lab the EP consultant could not stimulate the atrial tachycardia so could not ablate it but, managed to trigger Afib which they could not stop even with cardio version but managed to in the end with flecainide that put me back into sinus rhythm because of this I was told the ablation could not take place . I was kept in overnight for monitoring and discharged the next day without any advice on meds or blood thinners etc. Because of this lack of care I wrote a letter of complaint to the hospital complaints department as there were quiet a few things that fell short of duty of care on that day .
This week months later I was asked to see the head of the EP department at Kings collage Hospital and, so I turned up for the appointment thinking that perhaps it was for my on going care, how wrong I was, instead I was told in no uncertain terms that I would not ever be offered an ablation by them and that I would have to manage the rest of my life on meds, when I asked why I could not have an ablation I was told that the AF that was triggered was too hard and difficult to put back into rhythm and would probably happen again and so their was no point and so I would not be put forward for an ablation again. Sitting there in shock I asked about blood thinners and this is what the consultant said to me that I would not need blood thinners until I am seventy (I am sixty six) and that I would have to keep trying different meds until I find the right one that suits me telling me that my heart was in good condition and that I would just have to go with it .
Obviously I grilled him more but it was just no good he wasn't going to budge, it felt like I had been thrown away. But he wasn't finished with me he continued that he was going to write to my doctor to advise of his findings and too refer me somewhere else. I did ask him if he was angry at my complaint and was that the reason that he was being so unreasonable but he just shook his head but, I could see that he was red in the face and his eyes were so cold when he looked at me that this was my punishment, well that's what it felt like . I am quiet tough and will do the best I can for myself and will obviously try and fight my corner because I am at a loss how he can make these decisions about my life. Has anyone else ever had such an experience as this or am I an isolated case. HO HUM where do I go from here.
Take care all you lovelies and keep writing those amazing post which have inspired me and kept me going as I never miss one.