Hi everyone, I am new to this forum but I must say that it has helped me to not just understand my problem but also accept it as there are other people out there going through what I thought I was the only person on earth going through. I was first diagnosed with AF 5/6 years ago now, to say I was knocked to the floor with a bang would be an understatement. I had always been a fit active person but suddenly couldn't keep up with unfit people when walking up hills. Going up the stairs was like climbing Everest. Three years ago I had a cardio-version which gave me two and a half years of bliss, I was cycling and doing the T-25 exercise program and things were great. Sadly one morning about 5 months ago I woke up to that nightmare feeling of AF, it had come back. Now I have a choice of treatment, an ablation or a mini- maize procedure, which is the best. I look forward to any helpful advice, Thanks in advance.