Thought I would share my good news to balance out some of the less successful ablation stories on here. I realise I am only three months down the line, but it has been fantastic to be symptom free. I stopped taking flecainide immediately after the ablation. Saw my EP yesterday and he has told me I can also stop taking Bisoprolol. Hurrah to that!
He said that the fact I haven’t had any AF in the last three months is a very good indicator of success.
He said that he overlaps the burn cycles to avoid any gaps in the scarring being revealed once the inflammation has gone down and that this has increased success rates to 80%.
Other things that were better than expected about the process:
I didn’t really get any bruising in the groin area, just three small marks that looked like bite marks (from the catheters)
I felt absolutely fine and went back to work after one week.
I have regained so much confidence. Beforehand, I was scared to be on my own for any length of time and nervous to travel abroad alone which was very limiting from a work perspective.
Long may my luck last and to anyone out there considering an ablation, I hope you find this encouraging.