My ablation was late Thursday afternoon. I had an echo scan Friday morning and resumed my meds and I was discharged that afternoon after the necessary paperwork and do and don'ts list . Do have a shower the next day do relax and put your feet up literally , don't lift anything don't drive for 48hrs, do anything strenuous or lift anything , don't have a bath. Basically , listen to your body . so Friday night came and went , felt a bit scared that I didn't have the safety net of the monitor next to my bed reassuring me that I was still in nsr , but after 2 sleepless nights I was too tired to worry . Saturday I felt like I'd been run over by a steam roller . Everything hurt . I felt like I had flu . Dreadful . Shuffled around like a 120 year old ! Managed the shower as the nurse said I'd feel better , wrong ! But I'm cleaner ! Feet up , catch up TV , fish and chip supper , lots of tea . My partner thinks tea fixes everything ! Typical man . And took paracetamol . Placebo effect more like . But this morning I've woken up a different person , I see light at the end of the tunnel ! I actually feel like moving ! So I'm off for a little walk to the paper shop , then I can come back and put my feet up , small steps as they say . I'm taking 3 weeks off work as I'm on my feet for 81/2 hrs a day running around an airport . Got a doc appt for next week to sort out a sick note . So I'm going to use my time wisely clearing out the rubbish on my computer , well , after I've painted the bedroom , clipped back the garden , caught up with friends ................best intentions , I know ,!
Tips: things to take into hospital . Mouthwash , you can't always get out of bed and brush your teeth. Lip balm, so dry in there ! Phone I pad chargers , I forgot mine , had to borrow. Eye mask ear plugs or you'll never ever sleep. Hand cream , baby wipes , ladies leave all your rings etc at home and take off nail varnish , yes, I forgot that too !
I've done this blog to give all of you going in an account of my journey , yours will be slightly different no doubt but the destination will be the same. Would I do it again ? Yes ! Onwards and upwards , I will post again !