I take Rivaroxaban even though I have had a successful ablation. A couple of days ago I had a fall in the evening and banged my face hard on the pavement. I felt very anxious and went to A&E as I was convinced I must have broken something and I was worried about the banged head. I am covered in bruises down my right side and after reading the 'head injury' leaflet given to me I decided not to take my dose of Rivaroxaban on the evening of the fall although the doctor didn't mention it. The dose from the previous day would have worn off, luckily.
My fear of being a 'cabbage' is much greater than my fear of dying from any cause so I don't regularly worry about taking an anticoagulant, as I feel the balance of risk is on the side of the Rivaroxaban.