Hi, I had ablation on 29th March and have had a number of episodes since then. I had been suffering since 2006 and my consultant kept telling me my episodes would increase as I got older. I used to get 3 or 4 a year lasting about 3 hours. Since January the frequency had increased a lot so I went for ablation. Since the procedure the bouts have been frequent, 2 or 3 times a week but longer in duration. They are lasting up to 8 hours which I never experienced before. Last night I had one lasting 6 hours but the gap since my last episode was 4 days. I am hoping the intervals will increase during the settling down period but I find it frustrating that it seems worse than before the ablation. I told the Doc I had a couple of trips planned in April and May. He thought I should be fine to travel. However, I have cancelled a trip to Spain at Easter and I am now worried about a trip to Florida in May for a wedding. Don't fancy an 8 hour episode on a 10 hour flight.
It's hard to avoid these negative thoughts. Doesn't help that I can't exercise for a month as I found exercise to be beneficial, mentally and physically.