It all happened so quick . Happily in the land of nod when the lovely nurse who feels sorry for me rings the Cath lab for info . Next minute porter arrives with chair hop in we're off ! Visit loo coz you never know when you can go again ! Lab looks more like an IT centre than Holby ! Usual banter as I go under at 1525 . 1 2 3 and you're back in the room . 3 3/4 hrs . Back on the ward . Feel like I've gone 20 rounds with Mike Tyson and I lost ! So pain wise . My throat feels like I've smoked 100 cigarettes . Bit of a headache. No burning sensation found the chest at all . Groin area a bit sore and bleeding a bit . Got to stay still ! Had to negotiate the pleasure of the bedpan . Who cares . When you gotta go you gotta go ! Wires everywhere being monitored . Quick ECG and woohoo , I'm in NSR ! bit of fluid round the heart but nothing to worry about . Taken usual melds but no rivaroxaban yet due to bleeding in groin area . Not much and nothing to worry about . Quite normal . Valves on the 2 entry points so the nurse can release the pressure to the area . Feeling better by the hour esp now I've had a cuppa and a sarni . Hope this account will help those undergoing their first ablation . And steve . 36 is young but there are others on this younger than you . The best thing about this site is that it makes you realise you're not alone by a long way ! writing this has been therapitic . I apologise if any one is bored , but there will be more !!!!!!