I was sitting in my GP's waiting room on Thursday listening to a very loud man talking to someone he obviously knew. I imagine he was mid 60s (same as me). He was there to discuss his recent blood test results which he knew where bad as he had just come back from holiday! Apparently he had taken himself off his medication prior to going away so that he could drink more alcohol and get drunk
He then explained that he had AF, he had a few unsuccessful cardioversions and was waiting for an ablation. Luckily he was called in to the Dr at that point.
I am no angel but consider myself lucky that the NHS spent thousands on giving me a hybrid ablation and at least try to lead a healthy lifestyle . Maybe I am turning into a grumpy old woman