I had my double ablation (paroxysmal AF and Atrial Flutter) on Tuesday came home Wednesday. Feeling good all things considered. Had catheters in both legs groin, there was no post bleeding and no bruising at all. Had the TOE so swallowing was bit sore then uncomfortable and still can feel it when swallowing but it easing off each day so not worrying.
Chest , today is aching quite a bit more with sensation in front of chest when I breathe in and out but mostly round ribs back area, stiffness but just backache. Paracetamol helping. I didn't sleep for 2 nights in hospital, but have slept lots and now feel have caught up. No untoward sensations in heart so far. Was advised to expect some ectopics strange blips and palps and possibly short periods of AF, for up to 3 months whilst heart is healing but shouldn't get any flutter (long periods of fast heart rate) any more.
My body is telling me that I need to recuperate - so I have decided to take few more days off and go back to work next Friday.
Good luck to anyone about to have the procedure, there really wasn't anything to fear - go for it.