I'm off for my first ablation on Friday and as all seemed well at my pre-assessment yesterday, I'm cautiously optimistic.
I have a question for folk who have had successful ablations and have been AF free for at least 6 months. I'm one of those who seems to know when an AF episode is coming on. Almost without exception I get a stirring in the gut, perhaps a bloating feeling, which tells me an AF episode is on its way sometimes seconds or minutes later. If this occurred in bed, simply getting out and standing up for a few minutes could prevent the onset of an episode. Another example of this would occur when laying on my left side. On would come that sensation but if I quickly switched onto my back, AF would often not start.
For those who experienced similar 'warnings' of episodes...what now? Do you still get any of those 'feelings' but without the AF following or have they disappeared too?