I notice a lot of frustration and disappointment expressed by many members regarding the results of their AF treatments. Feeling negative or pessimistic about our health condition only makes it worse. No everything in health has to do with drugs and medical procedures, there is also an impact from our mental attitude, because mind ind and body are inseparable. Most of the frustration from our members comes from their failed expectations. In life nothing is perfect or predictable. We have to be realistic with our expectations. If we want a complete and permanent cure for AF, we all going to feel disappointed and angry. The naked truth is that there is no absolute cure for AF at this time. The goals of current treatment consists in achieving two things,
1-Prevention of stroke
2- Improvement of quality of life.
Quality of life doesn’t mean to be in constant NSR, it only refers to preventing feeling as bad as if you had no treatment at all. This of course, will vary from person to person, because not everybody has the same severity of illness. For some, will be to have the lowest number of episodes of AF, for others with permanent AF, to have the least discomfort. Since we can’t get rid of AF, we have to accept it as if we had no choice but to live with a noise neighbor. We can only expect that he won’t bother us too much by building a soundproof divider. But since he will always be next door, there will times when the divider will not isolate us completely from his presence. Therefore, we will have to create a pacific coexistence in order to continue with our lives. At least our neighbor is only noisy and not a mass killer.