My paroxysmal AF has recently become very frequent. I am only on Apixaban as I have had two ablations, the second which reduced my AF to maybe a couple of episodes in a year. However, since December I have had very stressful events in my life and it has increased massively. I was going to ask for a referral to my electrophysiologist but another major problem has emerged from my diverticulitis and overtaken that. I had an abscess and have developed a fistula. I had the same problem seven years ago and thought it would be sorted forever as I had major surgery then but didn't have AF at that point. I will need major abdominal surgery again and am worried sick about that and suffering from AF too. Any experiences of surgery from AF sufferers would be helpful.Thank you in advance and sorry for the rant!