Saw my heart consultant yesterday and got a few answers. First thing I did was get out the Lung Doctors letter stating I need to change my tablets to the ones that made me very ill last year. For him to say I hope you have told them you will not be taking them! I dealt with you in A&E when you last took them so there is no way you should take them again. So I have back up this time on this, it was a nightmare last time to get them changed.
He asked for me to have an ECG as It seems I am still in AF ( nearly 2 months now) Off to the test room which as usual is the furthest away from where they are! Not a great wait and I was called in to the room. The bed was flat which is unusual as I seem to always have it raised for my ECG? Pads fitted and and the reading taken and told to go back to clinic. Sat up put my top on and left the room. Started to turn right but all of a sudden I was keeling over to the left and I was hanging onto the O2 Tank holder in the corner? A nurse saw this and came to help and asked what happened? It took me aback but was able to get to the waiting room and told to sit there and they will get me some water. As soon as the wife saw me walk in she was up and ready to leave the nearly full room. Nurse told her he needs to sit for a bit as he had a turn outside. All eyes on me with that statement maybe some of them working out the odds on another funny turn?
Once we handed over the ECG with the irregular blips clearly showing it was not that long I was called though. I told him of the funny turn and the fact I was flat with the ECG plus my neck pain and head rush. It appears while I was away he looked at my bike test and my BP was all over the place and the stats they took today it was high. My head rush it seems could well of been me pressing on a set point that can and does make you BP fall dramatically giving that rush. No one is keen on me taking BP tablets as I did not do well with a number they tried me on to date.
Once he had looked at the charts he states that he would suggest
1) Another Ablation (4th)
2) Another Cardio Version (at least 8th)
3) Live with it?
4) Change tablets but not sure what to because of other conditions?
It was agreed I would go for another Cardio Version mainly because the last Ablation I was on a Fem Block for 4.5 hours because my scars in my groin from previous excursions are not healing well now. Femoral bleeds are not a fun thing to have.