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Somewhat inevitable, I overdid it!

5 days post ablation, I have been feeling so normal, not so much as a single ectopic or spell of weakness. So I decided to go for a sedate walk today around Wallington Hall. Sensibly, I took my parents as back up in case I needed them. 1 mile into the walk, I came over all weak and dizzy and had to sit down and have something to eat. I struggled back to the car in a daze. My heart didn’t feel stressed, so I am wondering if the after effects of Heparin and Fentanyl are to blame. Or is my body wiser than I think and it knows something is up? Anyone’s guess.

Back in front of the TV and feeling absolutely fine! I think I shall stay here for a few more days.

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Hi MeJulie, it is all too easy to overdo it, especially if you are feeling good after an ablation. I'm sure no harm was done, probably just a warning to remind you of what you and your ticker have been through.......

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Hi Mejulie69. I was very much the same felt fine after ablation so about 12 days after went shopping and think I overdid it a bit. That night I had the worse AF episode I'd ever had. Thankfully this has not happened since. Think it is a way of your body saying slow down for a while longer. Hope all goes well with your recovery I'm 4 weeks in and after having a bad few weeks of ectopic beats and palpatations I think things fingers crossed are settling a little. Xx

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Now how many times have you been told .....!! However pleased that you are now taking notice and resting up a bit. You're not superhuman you know !

Best wishes for an uneventful few weeks

Sandra

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I know we think ohh i feel good but that’s our head telling you that not your ticker ... take care glad it went ok really pleased for you stay well .

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2 days after my ablation, whilst I was watching the telly, the worst AF I ever had started. Fortunately it calmed down after 24 hours. I then started walking round the block and felt much better for it. So you can't tell really. I think starting light exercise a few days after your ablation is a sensible approach.

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Easy to do - many of us have been there! Maybe a mile was a little optimistic?

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When I saw the title I thought "oh no, another one going for a run" but it seems you were being extremely sensible so just put it down to bad luck. I certainly could do mile walks a week after my ablation so just wait a few more days then try half a mile. You won't have damaged the heart so don't worry about that, it obviously is still recovering from the far far worse hammering it took in the ablation itself.

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We did warn you. Now go back to square one. Do not collect £200 . Roll a six before you even think about starting again.

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Hi Mejulie. Here's wishing you the 'get out of jail free' card! LOL irina1975

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Hi Mejulie69. Glad your procedure went to well. Just my opinion but I think a mile walk is a lot of exercise 5 days after. It could have been a number of things-anesthesia meds still being metabolized out of your body, tiredness from what your body had just been through, a little dehydration, low blood sugar (did you eat breakfast?). You were smart to bring your parents with you. Most likely you 'overdid it'-easy to do when you're feeling well after surgery. Happy you're ok so take it easy and 'baby yourself' for a while. And drink plenty of water/stay hydrated. Any surgical procedure can help dehydrate us. If sx happen when you are not exercising etc. then, if it were me, I'd check with my doc. Hope you feel better soon. Take care. irina1975

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Remember your body needs rest and low stress for awhile. Dont over do it. It was 6 months before I felt completely 100% after afib ablation. Your body has been through alot. Slow down dont rush things

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wonder if your sugar count took a dip . If you were ok soon after you ate I'm wondering if it was a sugar glucose low from not eating ,just a thought . I see some of the people scolded you and rightly so , just take it easy for a week or two ,we know that can be hard to do but let your heart heal up , relax and love this place . Best wishes ,Jerry

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Yeah, I do reckon sugar was at least part of it. I have always been prone to the occasional hypo even though I have never been diabetic.

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Yes ,I am not diabetic either but if I go too long without eating I start to get light headed .My wife is a diabetic so I am familiar with the sugar thing . Well take it easy and wish you a good recovery . Jerry

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