4 days post ablation

Well definitely agree with the comments on this forum about recovery. 2 days post ablation I was having migraine attacks only one yesterday so hope that subsides! Now breathless and having multiple ectopic beats and a weird pain in my back when I swallow?? Certainly tye advice of 2 days rest and back to normal is not appropriate and probably at the milder end of post recovery symptoms. I feel really reassured reading the comments and now realise that this is a slower process than I anticipated. Thanks everyone who has replied.

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  • Trouble is that the doctors who perform the ablations have probably not experienced the after effects of ablation themselves!

    Take you time, listen to your body and don't run before you can walk.

    The migraines don't last long, the pain goes in a few days but the breathlessness, fatigue and ectopics may take months. Lots of rest, good diet and light exercise and keep hydrated will help.

    Best wishes for recovery.

  • Thankyou x

  • I really wish some of the doctors who tell you that would actually take the time to find out about recovery. Maybe a very small percentage of people recover quickly but most take several months and often feel let down and cheated. These docs may be very clever with their hands but less so with their mouths.

  • Hi bob I absolutely agree. My doctor was great and the staff were marvellous during the procedure but I have so many questions post procedure and no where to ask them. I contacted the hospital but they said go to casualty which I did but no one knew what I was talking about. More information would have made me feel a lot better. Thank goodness for this forum I feel better just knowing my recovery is a similiar experience to others. Thankyou

  • Abfab, just a thought, many hospitals that carryout ablations also have Arrythmia clinics manned (or womaned!) by Arrythmia Nurses and normally patients are given contact details prior to discharge. Maybe this isn't the case with you, but its worth a check.....

  • Yes will give it another look. I don't think I was given any numbers but can ask. Thankyou.

  • I thought I had a lot of patience anyway but I think AF teaches you even more! I knew my recovering from ablation in January would be slow with lots of bumps and it is so be patient. I've had AF twice since but I am still living in hope that it will all settle. The AF nurse said to me "we will know better after a year" I find it quite bewildering that there is no interest in our symptoms on AF just a case of what type have you got and - we think we can help. Thank goodness for the forum because then you realise a lot of us experience the same thing and its the only support we get to stay strong. Good luck with your recovery.

  • Thankyou x

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