This is my first post in here. I am booked in for my first ablation in 2 weeks. I have been in perfect sinus rhythm for 6 months. My AF began when i was 17 (i am 42 now). I was in AF for 5 years initially without realising before it got picked up during a tonsilectomy and eventually restored to sinus by dc cardioversion. Since then i have had 5 more occurrences of AF, all of which needed to be shocked back into rhythm. Inbetween bouts i have gone through periods of sinus rhythm lasting 7 and 10 years. With the op date looming i am being haunted by the question of whether the risks of ablation are worth it for my situation. The afib begets afib argument hasn't seemed to apply to me so far (and from what i understand is more relevant to those who get their first bout when older).
Doctors all seem quite confident that operating is the right decision. Its not easy to submit to a procedure however with the potential to ruin my life when i feel fine currently and could go some time before another bout of Af. I would welcome Anyone who has been in a similar predicament to chip in with their experiences and advice. Thanks.