I know there are a lot of posts from people following their ablation procedure but I wanted to include add my 2 cents because I felt that my recovery has gone better than I expected based on the what I had read before hand. Obviously, everyone is different. So I just want to give my experience as a 59 year old male in good health, good weight and who works out 3-4 times a week.
After two days I was back to work. From home, of course, since I still couldn't drive or lift my briefcase. In fact, I have had more energy and been able to focus at a much higher level than I was before the ablation. I have never taken ADHD medication, but I feel like I am on it.
I am not sleeping very well but I am also not as tired as I expected I would be.
I was walking up stairs the day I got home with little discomfort. The only thing I felt (and still feel) is a slight tug and strain in the upper groin where the catheter went in.
Today, 8 days out, I feel strong and am in no pain. I can't wait to be able to work out again.
And, most importantly of course, I have had no (known) ectopic heartbeats.
Again, I know that everyone is different. And I am certainly not taking any credit for my recovery. I just felt that there were not as many positive reports of recovery as negative ones. So I decided to chime in.