HI everyone, I am new to this website, but looking for some support and guidance. I am 54 and have had afib for years. I was never on blood thinners as the doctor told me I was at low risk for a stroke because of age and no other health conditions. Well, he was wrong. I had a stroke in August of this year. I have no disabilities, thank goodness. I am on Eliquis and Sotalol now. The doctor tells me I need to exercise and lose weight. I was scared to start exercising because I am in and out of afib all the time. I wore a heart monitor for about a month. My heart rate does get up high when I'm in afib and exercising but the doctor tells me to continue doing the exercise and just slow down a bit. He says it's ok as long as I feel ok. It scares me to death (causing some anxiety and panic about having another stroke), but I'm doing the best I can and slowly getting through it. I have a possible ablation in the near future. Dr. wants me to lose quite a bit of weight before he does it. Wish me luck. This is a super hard process for me. Any words of wisdom, about ablation, life after a stroke and exercise while on afib would be helpful.