Thursday arrived, I was whipped into the BHI by my son and husband, my feet not touching the floor, they wanted it done and dusted as much as I did. I was shown straight into the pre op room, cannula inserted, bloods taken, ecg and usual checks done, the consultant explained again what he was going to do and then I was straight into the cath lab, the first on his list for the day. Banana dakarie sprayed down my throat, sedative injected into the canular, toe mouth guard in place and by the time my head hit the pillow I was out of it. I came to off and on over the next four hours, watched what was happening on the big screen but my eye lids were to heavy to stay open for long, then back to my cubicle in the pre op where I was told I'd be staying in over night. I had been told I was a day case but I had a feeling so I had packed a few things. The usual night happened as it does in all hospitals, not a lot of sleep because of all the coming and goings, but I was so grateful it was all over. Then home by lunchtime on Friday. They found I had flutter as well as fibulation, so they topped up the original ablation and zapped where the flutter was. I feel like the Duracell bunnie now, I could go on and on. Rest for two weeks, not sure that's going to happen, I'm straining at the leash already!!! But with husband and sons watching my every move...watch this space!!
For those of you wondering whether or not to go for it, this is my second bite of the cherry, and if it takes three then I'd still do it. It's made so much difference to my quality of life. I know it doesn't work for everyone but when it does, it makes such a difference. I'm just so grateful I live in this day and age when something can be done to cage this rogue mongrel of a condition.