I had the first part of a hybrid ablation procedure in April. As this was the Maze procedure by endoscope and a excision of the LAA, I was left feeling a bit drained for a couple of weeks. Since then, I have slowly fought my way back to fitness; no AF episodes or other arrhythmia in May or June, but still slightly washed out by the bisoprolol.
I was very active before diagnosis and I am now back on the bike and up to 25 miles max; still on the canal bank, not ready for the hills in the peak yet. I still get tired after a day at work, but have noticed over the last week that I am less tired than I was and can continue working for longer in the day.
I am hoping that this is me moving towards the end of the blanking period and I will continue to improve. I have my three monthly check scheduled for the middle of July and will be fitted with a halter monitor. If all goes well I expect to have the catheter ablation in August/September.
Overall, I am very happy with the progress and very optimistic for my long term recovery.