Regulars on here will possibly recall my attempts since October 2015, to get my GP to request a review/appt with my Cardiologist (who had discharged me in Jan 2014) to check on my now persistent AF.........GP was quite reluctant even though the best HE could tell me from an ECG I persuaded him to do, was that "You are in AF!!!"...............but dah! dah!..... my persistence paid off and my appt is 16th September.
Now the reason I want this appt, is to see if my AF has progressed ( we are told it does), and also what will happen to me in the future........if this can be told...ie will I end up with heart failure?
I will get my state pension next March and want to make some plans. I get very tired lately but am unsure if its due to AF or just the stress of my job ( NHS administrator) or a bit of both. I am wondering if I should call it a day and retire early. On bad days I wonder if i will make it to retirement and if I should just enjoy the little money I have got put by!!! I am sure other AF'ers must experience these dilemmas!!
Sorry to be long winded.....any suggestions as to what questions I should ask...? Should i try and get an echocardiogram taken.....can you tell if AF has worsened by just an ECG?
Advice please, esp from a volunteer if poss!!!