One year on

In a weeks time its been a year since I had my cardiac ablation. For those of you on this site from that long ago may remember my build up to having it as I was always reading and posting on here because I was terrified. Had tremendous help from everyone and I went on to have it done. Apart from the occasional missed beat Ive been great. Ive lost 4 stone in weight. Started swimming again and even climbed to the top of a mountain to stand on a glacier on my recent trip to new zealand to see my son. ( my reason for having it done ). If any newbies to this site are about to undergo this procedure DONT WORRY. Your life will be better for it. I dont know how long this will last but I intend to make the most of it. Good luck everyone bite the bullet think of your incentive and do it

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  • Hi Bridget

    Thank you for coming back to this site to let us know how you are a year after your ablation. It's good to hear from you and know that you are feeling so well. Your reporting back here gives everyone else with AF the hope of returning to a normal life. Once again, thank you.


  • So good to hear this! I hope your success will encourage and inspire.

  • Thank you Bridget for a lovely post. Well done.

  • It's so important that we have stories like yours Bridget, it really does help all of us seeking help and ablations for AF. Thanks

  • My ablation is tomorrow. Thanks for your good news. I hope I have your success!

  • Good luck. Itll be fine x

  • Home from hospital.  Everything went exactly as EP predicted.  The flutter was right at the site of my previous surgery (open heart as a child). Flutter caused the a-fib and docs are optimistic that treating the flutter will stop the fib as well.  Time will tell.

  • Great to read this positive post Bridget, you are certainly enjoying your life to the max! That's what getting the right treatment should do for us AFers. Best wishes, Jackie.

  • Hi Bridget,

    Thanks for that. I don't have a date yet but I too am terrified and wonder how I'll cope once I've got a date. So thank you for your positive news. Tricia

  • Good luck. Itll be ok

  • Just caught up with this. It is so encouraging to read your news. Thank you for posting.

  • I have mine coming up in 5 weeks time. Hope it works as well for me (fingers crossed) if it doesn't then nothing lost. Other than a thickening in the one side of my heart wall from my hypertension my heart is in good condition and my EP has high hopes, but you can never tell.

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