Yesterday I went for my three month check (three and a half months have passed). I had to tell my EP that the first nine weeks were great but since then I have been having episodes of AF on average twice a week; I had purchased a Kardia on 20 July so was able to print off copies of ecg's since then. He straight away told me I would need another op but this time it wouldn't be cryoablation it would be cauterisation of the parts that have obviously healed themselves; so I am back on the waiting list, let's hope it's not as long as last time.
Today I went to see my GP with what I thought was something completely different, drumming in my head, pressure behind my ears, dizziness etc. He ran me through some tests and took my blood pressure didn't seem unduly concerned suggesting I have some blood tests. While he was putting info onto the system I felt my heart start to jump and speed up, I didn't tell him as I have become used to this happening but he had noticed ( not sure how) and he suddenly felt my pulse, sent me straight to the nurse and had an ecg which showed a beat of 145. He then of course called an ambulance. The paramedics took my blood pressure which they told me was high and which had probably been the cause of the problems I went to the GP with. I was taken to A&E where I stayed for 5 hours while they waited for my heart to settle with the help of a double dose of Bisoprolol. I have been told my all the doctors not to just wait for the af to sort itself out which I have been doing. They all say after one hour take a bisoprolol and if that doesn't sort it out within the hour following phone for an ambulance. Since I have been on anticoagulants I have been reluctant to bother them and thought there really was no risk but they said the more tired the heart becomes the more chance there is of a heart attack.
Sorry if I have gone a bit but just thought I'd bring you all up to date and fingers crossed I don't have to wait almost twelve months this time for my appointment - and that was a cancellation!