Yesterday I had my second ablation at LGI and once again the care I received was fantastic. After having a cancelled procedure last week, I was a little down hearted (Pardon the pun), but was quickly rescheduled. The procedure was a "Redo" and my EP said there was only a small amount of touching up to be carried out and he was happy with my chances of a prolonged period of AF free life. The medical team did have issues trying to pierce the septum of my heart due to scar tissue from my previous procedure and it was a good hour before they broke through after several attempts. I was a little concerned, as I was fully awake at this point, but once through the ablation was done in no time. The worst point of the procedure was the initial insertion of the catheters into the groin, the rest was a walk in the park 😀
I was let home several hours afterwards and as I type this from the comfort of my living room I have no chest discomfort or groin pain. Early days I know, but here's to a successful procedure.
I cannot sing the praises enough of the medical team who carried out my ablation and my EP could have a career in stand up if he ever falls out of love with the medical profession. I'm sure it's not that wise to have your patient in fits of giggles whilst on the operating table, but in doing so he made me feel so at ease and I can't thank him enough.