I have now been in continuous af since at least 2008. I consider it to be regularly irregular! I have had one cardioversion which failed after six days and no ablations. I had a single bypass and a replacement aortic valve in 2015 at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital which can only be described a centre of excellence. I am not overweight , or diabetic nor do I smoke or drink. My INR is steady at 2.5 and my blood pressure with 5mg amlodipine within limits. I go to the gym twice a week, meditate, dance and practice Ienga yoga. I recently added an electric motor to my bicycle. I am divorced and 78 years old. My daughter lives in Canada and I spent three months there in 2013.
Having read HU regularly, and without wishing to tempt providence I must be one of the very lucky ones and I should really count my blessings As most of us live in our own isolated af worlds plowing a lonely furrow we rely on forums like this to make comparisons and judgments about our own and others conditions. Inevitably fate will finally catch up with us all gracefully surrendering the things of youth so there is no room at all for complacency. I am however curious to know if there are people out there who might be able to say they can recognise their own situation in mine.