Happy Easter

Hi everyone, I see the weather is back to our normal spring weather, but here`s hoping it improves.  Does anyone feel like me..... when I am AF free I think Oh its not so bad I can put up with the 2 or 3 days laid at one side and a week to recover,,, just pottering around the house out of breath,with the bang bang every so often,,, feeling dizzy and a bit faint, it could be worse, BUT when it comes,,,, out of the blue usually mine, when I get into bed or in the early hours of the morning, the bang bang begins,,, then I feel completely different.  Things seem to come crashing down in my head.  I know this condition is here to stay unless I have surgery but my brain plays tricks and tells me you wont have another attack for ages, maybe a year...  I know some of you say ,  let it rule your life but in the 2 years since being diagnosed I am becoming more and more aware of IT its like I am almost waiting for it to begin.  I have ectopics and the palpitations for seconds most days .. perhaps thats why.  Sorry to go on, most days Im chirply but yesterday we did some gardening and I was struggling a bit ,,, out of breath and realise Im not going to be able to do what I used to. (Im 68 and "fit and well" ha ha, apart from the AF.  Best wishes to all


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  • Yes, when there's no AF things are great, but when the little devil starts playing up, it can seem like there's no end to it and it can be very depressing. Not been like that for a long time now I'm glad to say, and it's so easy to forget. 

    Did you go to see an EP Pat? I remember you asking what an EP was, so I just wondered. 

  • Not yet, got appointment 10th May at Liverpool Heart & Lung hospital

  • I'm pretty sure there's a good few of us sitting in the boat with you Ruskin, all bailing as quick as we can.  It is so easy to say "chin up" ... but I know it can be so debilitating sometimes, and I know exactly what you are saying.  I try not to be too hard on myself and even allow the odd day when I can just feel downright sorry for myself because I know I will bounce back.  I'm on the other side of the world but I'm sending you good vibes coz I know you'll be feeling tons better in a couple of days. Hang in there!

  • Thank you so much RetaMay


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