Good morning all
Tomorrow I am to have my fifth ablation.
Up until last week I was full of trepidation as whilst in scheme of things the procedure is straightforward and for me, with a General Anaesthetic hopefully not too stressful, as time has passed I have found my mind doing overtime.
However, last Wednesday I slipped into AF. This is not unusual for me as it happens every 3-4 weeks at best for between 5 and 10 hours. Normally although on regular Flecanide doses if I take an extra tablet or two I am able to return to NSR. It is now 2 years since the last time this remedy failed and since I last had a cardioversion. Unfortunately this time the extra Flecanide was a failure and I am still in AF.
I have tried all the relaxation and breathing routines also without success.
Having no success with my own remedies I contacted the hospital and emailed them an ECG showing AF that I had done at my GP surgery as in the past on such occasions after a maximum of 24 hours I have always gone to A&E and in every case they have cardioverted me.
However, as I am on the list for tomorrow I was told not to worry and that they would deal with me on Tuesday 16th when I have my ablation. It's all very well for them to tell me not to worry they don't have to be in my body.
I take my hat off to those of you who are in permanent AF.
Now from orginally approaching tomorrow with trepidation I am now counting down the hours as there seems no sign of my AF abating and I am feeling wretched, light headed and nauseous and I am actually looking forward to going to the hospital tomorrow - early start got to be there at 07:30.
I know the team induce AF when they are carrying out the ablation procedure that is if you are in NSR so that they can see the connections. Maybe this time actually arriving at hospital in AF for the first time it might add to the information they have. I am truly hoping so.
Here's to a successful conclusion.
I will try and post an update once I am back home.