Just to say thank you 😊

I no this forum is to post about AFib ! And ask questions about it ? But lastnight I had a bit of a melt down and was having second thoughts about my procedure πŸ˜₯ but after all your comments and feedback on my post today and talking to you all I have decided to go ahead and have it ! I think it's probably normal to be frightened and unsure of the unknown. Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply and your support is fantastic β™₯️ I am so glad I have found this forum as it now takes the pressure off my husband as he doesn't get a break from me and my questions πŸ™ˆ I will ask a lot of questions about things so I apologize now in advance 😬 but honestly thank you all so much 😊 happy Easter 🐰 πŸ’— best wishes To you all X


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  • And thank you too - as I write, there are 91 responses to your original post which is an unusually large number. The forum is for what bothers us AFibbers, be it questions, opinions or worries and concerns and support is usually available.

  • Aww you have all been amazing and I really do appreciate everyone that's commented and helped me out today and lastnight. I am sure I will have some more ups and downs in the next few months 😬 but thank you so much 😊 I will sleep a bit better tonight πŸ’—X

  • O and my mam says hi πŸ‘‹πŸΌ 😊 and thank you πŸ’—X

  • Missed your original post sorry, I had an ablation as part of a new trial in oct, like you I was very very anxious if I was doing the right thing or not.. as for the procedure it was a doddle, didn't feel a thing, afterwards I do have a heart rate that's more elevated than before but I'd only know by taking my pulse, I feel no different than before the ablation... I decided that at 42 then this was something I wanted to be proactive in my treatment rather than reactive.....I'm sure you'll realise this once it's all done and dustedπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Aww thank you 😊 and I am 44 . It's frightening isn't it ? Thanks for your feedback means a lot πŸ’—X

  • No worries if you ever have any questions or need a chat just askπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Thank you 😊 means a lot πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • Best wishes Sam - it's totally normal to be worried about the unknown. Finding out makes it known and therefore, perhaps less frightening.

    Do keep posting - LOL, my posting gives my husband 'head's peace' too.

  • Lol πŸ˜‚ what are we like hay πŸ™ˆ πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜X

  • That is why we are here Sam. When I started my AF journey in 2004 there was no such support , no AF Association, no forum, just a big scary vacuum. That was when I determined others would not feel like I did if I could find a way to help. We have come a long way in the last ten years both in treatment,. diagnosis and support but still along way to go and much still to do but when I read your responses I know it has all been worth it.

  • It's fantastic support bob and as I said I salute you all πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌβœŒπŸΌ the pressure taken off my husband this week has been so amazing as he needs a break from it all . I don't think people realise the impact it has on everyone and there family's and my young lad is 15 and petrified his mum is going to die πŸ˜₯ so I have had the pleasure to ask questions on here and talk rather than speak In front of my lad . And also my mammy is happy I have support now as she was so worried as no one knows what to say to me because they don't understand bless them πŸ’—

  • But on that note I will be in your back pocket bob πŸ˜‚πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸΌlol your keeping me sane right now πŸ˜¬πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰X

  • Thanks Bob. All you give to this forum helps to keep it the way it is: a safe place where we can say what we want, knowing that there is always a 'safe pair of hands' with their 'feet on the ground' to keep us from going into non-sense land! Thank you - every day - and may the good Lord bless you - Happy Easter!

  • Hi

    I was like you scared don't think that goes away...but reading posts on here puts my mind at ease...my cardiologist said to me don't read anything on the Internet...how wrong is he..I'm sure you will be fine

  • Mine 2 πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸΌ aww we all need to talk to people who are going through it or have been there !! Thank you 😊 X

  • I was only diagnosed in November

    An I still keep reading on here..it's just nice to know your not on your own

    And you can ask or read anything about AF on this forum

  • I was November to 😊

  • Good luck.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Happy easter.

  • I will do and thank you 😊 happy Easter 🐣

  • So pleased it helped - well done you! This forum has helped me so much and I learned a lot and it kept me sane - hence I would like to give back. We have mostly all been where you were and therefor do 'get' how scary and insane it can make you feel.

    Very best wishes and look forward to reading your posts.

    Sunny day here so may head for the garden, to plant some tomatoes and strawberries to enjoy later in the year.

  • Aww thank you 😊 and have a lovely day πŸ£πŸ’—X

  • Sorry can't do the emojis but same back!

  • Hi Sam. I missed your original post but have now caught up! I'm new to all this afib stuff so am really looking forward to hearing how you get on. Having read all the positive comments, I will definitely go for it when the time is right. Wishing you all the very best x

  • Thank you Pam πŸ˜ŠπŸ’— I am very nervous about it but hopefully I have one of the best EPs proffesor Andre NG at Leicester glenfield. He has my heart ❀️ in his hands . I just want to get some quality of life back again for myself and my family X

  • The unknown is always scary but just keep focusing on all the positives. And there are loads of those! 😊

  • Just looked up your EP. He sounds brilliant. I'm moving to Leicester! 😁

  • lol Pam I am in Lincolnshire as the RAF brought us here to live . So when a paramedic came out one night when I had a panic attack after the AFib run in the November he said Leicester had very good success in ablations but he also told me if whatever your rythem problem is they will find it ! He said something else as well that was very interesting? He said on paper ECG a lot can happen, but they don't no the full picture until they do an EP study. Also I reamber a male nurse years ago in my drs that used to work in broad green hospital in Liverpool. He told me that one of the old Liverpool football club managers came in with a weird pulse and they done the EP study and found what it was . Very interesting stuff as I have looked again on my letter from Leicester and they have put diagnoses PROBABLY afib πŸ€” Ino it is AFib but just shows they won't put a stamp on it them EP specialists until they see it πŸ‘πŸΌand thank you for checking him out , I hope he is as good as I have heard ? He seems to have done a lot for heart rythem patients πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸ€žπŸΌ

  • That is interesting! I haven't seen an EP yet but my cardiologist has in interest in arrythmia and attends our local AF meeting. He said that if drug therapy doesn't work or the side effects are too bad (not having much luck at present!), he is happy to refer me to an EP. My PAF isn't too bad at the moment but it is a pain when my heart goes off on one when I'm in a meeting at work! 😁. Really looking forward to following your journey.

  • Pam your so brave yeno like a lot of people on here I admire you all πŸ‘πŸΌ mine plays terrible with my head πŸ™ˆI feel a few ectopic beats and think O god hear it comes πŸ˜₯ maybe because it's still fresh in my mind and wasn't a nice experience for me I apserlutely panicked on top of it and I see a lot of people it can effect them mentally as well . I am definitely going to stick around on here eaven if it is successful as I think it's important to help people as you are all doing for me right now . We need support before and afterwards. But like so many people say there should be more support for us mentally as well as it effects everyone different. I wil have everyone's heads done in on here πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆalways got questions I have πŸ’—X

  • Haha! I'm driving my colleagues mad. I always worry that when it starts, that will be the day it goes on for hours instead of minutes. I do find it really scary. I think stress may be a trigger for me as last time it happened, I was trying to deal with a grumpy Colonel about his broken computer. My lifestyle factors have contributed to my PAF. I was very overweight with high blood pressure. I lost 4 stone and then developed PAF!! I have found out so much from the others on this site. It has been amazing.

  • O and I have had 3 drs with 3 different results πŸ™†πŸΌπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈbut 2 say definitely AFib , but I won't be surprised if they find I have SVT as well ? X

  • Good choice! Glad you've made a decision and now you can move on to your goal. Happy Easter to you and yours.

  • Thank you 😊 and thanks for your reply, happy Easter 🐣 to you and yours as well πŸ’—x

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