Hi all. Just an update. I'm doing ok and feeling good. But I'm not doing anything much. Not sure how to proceed now. I haven't been out of the house yet and think I might take the plunge today. It feels a bit scarey! I did venture down the garden and wandered a bit the other day but went really dizzy when I got back inside. Any tips on a gradual integration back to normality?
12 days post ablation: Hi all. Just an update... - AF Association
It's good to know that you are doing well and that your heart is behaving.
Some time ago I was helping at a charity lunch and burnt the back of my hand on an unstable grill. Over the course of the next few weeks I watched the blisters subside and then the skin heal. It occurred to me that this was something like the scarring process within my heart after the ablation. It all takes time!
Don't go far initially. Always have flecainide as a pip in your wallet. Be prepared to sit down and rest wherever you are.
A good motto is " Festina lente." Latin for "hasten slowly."
Very best wishes..
Hello NanT, similar to you, 13 days since Ab. All ok so far as in No Afib. I've done nothing much either, just helped (debatable) with some household chores. Have driven short distances, no dizzyness but quite tired. Hope I feel more like doing something soon. I like to have something to do, but I must restrain myself I feel. I suppose the old adage 'we are all different' is apt and what works for one etc.
I'm over three months post second ablation and my advice is listen to your body. Take it easy for as long as you need to. Don't push yourself too hard and give your heart time to heal. I'm still not at full strength but I also have anxiety so fear also plays a part. Be guided by you trust your instinct as it seems everyone is different. Good luck I hope the op has been a success! Keep us posted x
When I had my cryoablation they had to go into the left atrium. The entire procedure lasted about 4 1/2 hours. It was done on a Thursday and I went back to work the following Monday 4 later.
The worst part of the whole ordeal for me was the insertion points for the catheters. I had some bleeding and lots of bruising which caused bumps. They eventually went away but it took a while.
I would've taken more time to rest up if I could have and I don't recommend going back to your usual routine until you are healed up and ready. It's best just to listen to your body. You will know when you're ready.
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