As many will know I had my last ablation 3 weeks ago.
I am feeling really bullish right now and my positive brain is taking control despite a few ectopics and my many false dawns over the many years I had AF.
I am writing this post for two reasons.
Firstly I have found that in the past 3 weeks gently increasing my physical exercise has been no problem with only some mild breathlessness.
The only bad day I had was when I discovered that a large Invoice for my work had not been paid by one of the companies I do work for coincided with a minor tiff over the colour of some paint we were going to have applied by the painters that were arriving the next day. It took my heart 3 hours to calm down from fast but NSR.
I now am doing my best to lead a quiet life and it is working.
The other reason for my post is that I wrote to my EP the other day (made the most stupid typo by putting the 21st February as the date) thanking him and his team, the nurses and the anaesthetist for all the wonderful work they did on 24th August coupled with micro managing my skin and the electodes so that I had no allergic reaction whatsoever.
In my letter I asked about physical exercise and what advice he could give me his reply was as follows:
"With regard to how you conduct your life I am happy with you doing gentle exercise and gradually building this up. From an exercise point of view nothing you do should increase the likelihood of you having a reoccurance. If it is going to recur it wil recur regardless of your activity levels and therefore I am happy with you trying to live your life as normal" Sounds good to me but I am still staying teetotal.
Obviously it is too early to tell for sure that I am out of the wood so to speak but I do feel a lot better this time.
We are all different but I thought his comments about exercise worth posting to you all.
Just in case you did not realise too, the new image I have for my identity is a typical (not my) image of a heart mapped in 3D. The wonders of modern medicine and science.
Here it is again a bit larger. The little dots I think are the ablation dots as I can see straight lines. Bit unsure about the dots on other parts of this heart.