I just had my first ablation. And I must say it was the most grueling and torturous experience I have ever had. I woke up feeling great. But once the anesthesia wore off, I had the worst chest pain I had ever experienced. Each time my heart beat, it felt like there was a knife slicing through my chest. And my heart rate is accelerated right now. I have to rest sitting up because my chest and neck will cause great pain if I try to lie down. Who ever said it was easy and that they would do it again must have gotten super lucky.