I saw my EP yesterday for a check up after my third ablation last July. My heart has been playing up every 4 to 6 weeks for years now and still does.
I must admit to being slightly shocked when he said that there was nothing more they could do for me as my rogue beats were coming from an unusual source (I wish I'd asked just where they were coming from)! He explained everything clearly and in detail which was useful and said that every once in a while they'll come across someone like me who isn't helped by ablations. In total I've had 17 hours spent on these procedures.
He talked about pace and ablate, but didn't think that was the way to go right now. I also asked about the procedure they do when they ablate the outside of the heart too and got the impression he's had experience of that and wasn't impressed.
I'm doing my best to be positive and telling myself there a lot of people with far more worse diagnosis than me, but having been in AF constantly for just over 4 weeks it's a little hard. I'm awaiting a cardioversion, which should happen sometime in the next month, but my EP has said he doesn't think it will last.
What do I do next? Do I sell my house and get something with a smaller garden. I think if I left where I've lived now for 36 years I'd be desperate to come back and regretting leaving in no time at all. I have all sorts of thoughts going through my head.