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Just over 2 weeks post ablation

Everything going pretty good. Visited the grandchildren at the weekend and walked 2-3 miles felt ok although if I really push it my heart beats fairly steady but I also get a quivering feeling at the same time. Yesterday I walked a couple of miles and didn't feel so good, chest was a bit painful at times and on the way back home was talking to a neighbour while walking and found my breathing a little difficult. Will have to to take it a bit easier today probably just do the ironing 😕

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Sounds like you have been doing a bit too much.

Take it easy, be kind to your heart, it's been through a lot!

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Hi , Ime post 2 weeks tomorrow, and I couldn't walk that far if you paid me !!! I only walked a little on Monday and it hurt my chest and it is still tight . I think the scars in the heart might be forming now as it feels different to me . Like when I breath in deep I coughed. Be careful not to go to quickly as I here a lot of people reckon that it can cause them problems. I no everyone is different but I got told to do nothing for the first 2 weeks then slowly exercise and build up to it . Got to reamber are hearts are healing at the moment. I still am heavily bruised on the outside, so I can't imagine what the inside looks like . Just be careful and let your heart heal ❤️

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Good point there Sam. Only when those mutilcoloured legs and arms have turned to grey are you even staring to heal.

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Your so right bob , I said that to Steve after a wanted to get about a bit more and as he said ? Look at you on the outside!!! Now think about your heart inside? I will stick with your advice bob rest , rest and more rest 😊👍🏼💗

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Don't push that past about six months or people might start thinking you are malingering. lol

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😂😂😆😁👍🏼💗

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Only six months? Damn!!

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I think you are overdoing things. Do rest up a bit.

I had grandson over yesterday ( nearly 2 ) and that was enough to have an episode ( and I'm 4+ years past last ablation lol! )

Sandra

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Far Too much. Far too soon. Rest and for goodness sake listen to you body. It sounds like it was shouting at you and you ignored it. Slapped wrist and go to the back of the class.

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Morning Nanabrodie, please stop all this long distance walking and let your body heal first. You're trying to do too much too soon. I can understand that you desperately want to start resuming your normal walking activities, but it's far too early yet. Try to keep to short walks and then very gradually build up over weeks before you attempt miles.

The trouble is at this stage you feel fairly well and start out on a walk feeling fine, but as you have experienced it suddenly hits you that you've had enough and you really need to stop and do no more, but of course you're nowhere near home so have to push yourself for the rest of the walk - not good for your poor injured heart.

I remember sightseeing with family in London 6 weeks after my second ablation. I was fine at first, but then had that feeling I could walk no more and needed to rest urgently. Other people can't really comprehend just what it's like, it's something you have to experience to understand.

Wishing you well, please take care and go slowly.

Jean

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You are sooo right , I can't believe how people bounce back so quickly jean 😱 x

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Thank you all for your advice . When I left hospital I wasn't given any advice other than for the first week, mainly no lifting and to keep an eye on the groin which this time although tender to touch only has a bruise the size of my thumbnail. I really don't want to mess things up as my EP was very hopeful that this time might be my last as far as ablations are concerned as he feels he caught the main culprit. It doesn't help when people keep telling me how well I look which makes you feel as if you should be doing more. I'll take note of what you are all saying and slow down a little. Thank you all once again.

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Doing well, please don't overdo it. As tempting as it might be your heart has had a pounding so some rest and recuperation is needed. Be well.

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