Hello everyone, just want to let you all know how my recent follow ups have gone after my ablation by Doctor Sabine Ernst at the Royal Brompton Hospital London.
I had on the 20 April three appointments at the RBH. Endurance test, Echo and Holter monitor for 48 hrs. The Endurance test was a bit daunting as i thought i would not be up to it because i have been suffering with sciatica pain down my left leg so, instead of running on the treadmill i was put on the cycle with a breathing mask that measures your lungs and heart rate strapped onto your face and with a strap that goes around your head so it is held on very tightly, also a thick belt was strapped around my waist with wires attached to measure my heart function I did not know whether to lough or cry as i felt and looked like a poor Darth Vader from star wars. I was helped onto the cycle, gulped with fear and off i went but, then i suddenly started to enjoy the exercise and it was the three nurses who were monitoring me who had to ask me to stop in the end as i felt so good i could have gone on and on. I had however done ten minuets of hard slog and had not even broken out into a sweat my heart rate and blood pressure were good and no chest pain or palpitations but the most amazing thing that happened was that the trapped nerve in my lower back that had been causing the sciatica must have been released by the cycling exercise so double whammy and i have not had any pain since. My echo also was good and i am still tick tocking away in sinus rhythm with a pulse of between 70-78. What more could i ask for.
Take care everyone and remember positive thoughts can dominate the AF never let AF dominate you. We can win this war.
Thinking of you all always