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Tomorrow is D Day for me

Well after 8 anxious weeks of waiting including a cancelled surgery date in between, it’s finally here, (up until now that’s is) tomorrow is my ablation day at Glenfield.

I’ve done everything that needs to be done this last week, including coping with fast irregular HR

I’m allowed breakfast in the morning up until 7am then water only till 9am then nil by mouth, what do people usually go for for breakfast on day of surgery? I want to feel full enough else I won’t last the day through

Feeling nervous but can’t wait for it to be done, wow what an emotional roller coaster we afibbers go on

I will post something on here as soon a so i am able too

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You must be an afternoon case. I have always been in the morning and therefore nil by mouth from midnight.

If you have breakfast make it light maybe a slice if toast or a small bowl of cereal.

I was once in hospital waiting for my ablation when the nurse asked a man in the opposite bed if he had eaten thst morning. He said only my breakfast. They had to postpone his procedure and he had flown over from Guernsey for the procedure.

Pete

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Yes I think on afternoon list as I don’t need to be there until 11am, the pre op nurse said probably be after 2pm, by this time I will most defo be flagging my HR will soar and I will most defo be in irregular rhythm for sure, thenI will having the shakes from the fast HR, grrrr can’t win, I find lack of food is a trigger for me. I can usually go around 4-5hours tops between meals then I get the shakes and feel faint, but I do have low BP so that doesn’t help.

But thanks for advice, I think a couple of slice of wholemeal toast and a boiled egg might do the trick (I’m also on slimming world food optimising plan, have been 2 1/2years and just 2lb off losing 4 stone) so I’m trying to keep on that as I want my 4 stone off award!!! So I do eat very healthily but still have this horrid disease called a fib and flutter and SVT and ectopics, some days I just do not which is which, but at least now we are starting to deal with it all, and I know it takes time, but it just seems my hear5 is always doing something that’s not not normal, haha

Thanks for good wishes too pottypete1

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May I suggest good old fashioned porridge maybe with some honey. Keeps your energy levels up nicely. Oh by the way ablation isn't surgery and it isn't done in an operating theatre. The procedure takes place in the catheter laboratory which is a bit like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Enjoy

Bob

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Best wishes for a successful procedure.

Pete

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It's always nil by mouth from midnight

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always?

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They have changed the nil by mouth rules in recent years in the NHS as they were unnecessarily dehydrating people and making them more unwell post surgery. People should follow the instructions from their hospital because there are still occasions and reasons for a longer nil by mouth period.

For example I am ‘checking in’ 1 pm for pacemaker and can eat until 9 drink water until 11.

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My procedure was delayed and I got so dehydrated I couldn't think straight and the nurse doing pre op checks asked if I suffered from confusion, in quite a meaningful tone 🙁

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Good luck xx

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Best wishes for tomorrow, will be waiting to hear how it all went.

Jean

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My ablation was afternoon - I was allowed to eat up til 5am(!) and nothing to drink after 9am.

I couldn't be bothered to get up at 4.30am to get a last breakfast in, so I had a snack of toast and peanut butter at about midnight.

Not eating for a morning doesn't bother me, but I hate not being able to drink anything for ages, so 9am wasn't too bad - I had a big pint of squash at 8.55 and that saw me through.

Good luck, I'm sure it will all go swimmingly.

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Good luck Babyr - hope today doesn’t drag too much with the apprehension. Just think how relieved you’ll be once it’s over :)

Sending love and healing wishes. Looking forward to hear you happy and well on the other side of tomorrow :) x

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Hi

I hope all goes well for you as I am sure it will.

I too have been on a diet so am treating myself to croissant and jam on the day of my procedure seeing as I won’t be eating the rest of the day figure it’ll balance out. 😉

Take care

Jo

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All the best Babyr, keep us posted......

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All the best

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Good luck godwilling xx

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Very best wishes.

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All the best for tomorrow :)

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Best of luck Babyr1996.

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Good luck tomorrow. And welcome to the Ablation Club. I was surprised how easy it went and how well I felt right afterward. Not at all like procedures I had years ago. Just eat a light breakfast! No 'fry-up LOL'. Take care. irina

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