What a strange up and down day this as been. Let me explain, I went to the hospital today at the appointed time had all the necessary checks and details taken...everything was fine. I hadn't eaten for for an eternity (well it felt like that) I was taken to my room given some of the sexiest paper pants to put on I have ever seen (not) I sat and waited to see the Dr scheduled to do the Ablation when the Dr arrived we had a chat about my AF about my ECG on my pre-admission appointment. It seems I was in AF at that appointment and today I still am. I myself suspected that I had slipped into persistent AF some eight weeks ago. The Dr did confirm that is the case. Although my heart rate is low (ish at about mid sixties resting. Anyway, my condition was discussed at some length and the fact I don't suffer from any symptoms in relation to the AF, breathlessness, fatigue, pain, dizziness etc I am anti coagulated and I am able to carry on with my life relatively normally. it was decided that the risks associated with the condition far out weighed the benefits I would gain from going through with the Ablation today. So the decision is I will have a 24 hr monitor and a further appointment in three months time. I really don't know how I feel about today, I suppose I really should be pleased that the Dr doesn't feel it is necessary at this time to expose myself to the risks of Ablation for no gain apart from being back into NSR (maybe) and to be honest I don't disagree with the decision. I really don't know how I should feel about it...its like going to the poolside and not jumping in, I do feel quite deflated and almost its all an anti-climax. Thanks to everyone for responding and helping me through this day.