Had my third ablation done at the end of June, had a wonderful two weeks of no symptoms at all so was beginning to plan holidays with my OH as we haven't had one for four years, and think of all the other lovely things I could do now as it seemed I'd got my life back, at last. The EP who did my PVI said that although they had tried to stimulate AF during the procedure they hadn't managed it so he was cautiously confident that this one had worked.
However ... back in atrial tachycardia/fast AF over a week ago, which went on for long enough for me to present at A&E last Saturday as I was exhausted by then. My OH, sensible man, insisted I pack a bag, which was sound advice as I admitted to the cardiac ward and kept on Bisoprolol to see if I would go into nsr spontaneously. Eventually they decided on a cardioversion yesterday, which was successful, so over a week in fast AF with all the attendant weariness that goes with it, plus feeling despondent at yet another possibly unsuccessful ablation.
It feels so good to be back in sinus rhythm after feeling so unwell, but have to say the nursing staff were wonderful, couldn't have received better care but would much rather this hadn't happened.
My follow up with the EP etc isn't until December (never three months like they always say it will be) so will see what they decide when I see the team then. If this was just a blip it won't be just me who will be delighted, my whole family has had to endure the worry and stress this condition has caused over the years, with me in and out of hospital and having to cancel things at the very last minute as yet again it popped up at the most inopportune times.
My thoughts are with all of you in whatever stage of the journey you are in in this mad, mad world of AF, and wish you all the best with whatever you have to contend with.