I received my appointment in the post yesterday for 29th October. I thought I was prepared but now I have an actual date I'm feeling scared and worried. I have always tried to avoid reading about the possible things that can go wrong but thought maybe I should read that part in the booklet the hospital sent. I wish I hadn't now! I am going to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Glasgow and have no idea who the EP carrying out the ablation will be. Let's just hope that whoever it is they are good at it!
I've been told to stop my Apixaban 24 hrs. before the ablation. Will they anticoagulate me in another way during the ablation as surely the procedure is a time when a blood clot could form? Also as stress is a major trigger for me I think it is highly likely that I will go into A fib in the few days prior to the ablation. I have had a good spell of 8/9 weeks with no episodes but watch this space! My other biggest worry is that I will end up worse than I was before. ( Not to mention the fear of the procedure itself!) I suffer from anxiety so as you can imagine this is causing quite a lot of it.
This site is wonderful, as I have said before. I have learnt almost everything I know about my condition from here.
I'm just feeling out of my depth and could do with a bit of reassurance. Thanks in advance for any confidence boosting you can give me!