As most of you know, an ablation is not an operation, it's a procedure, so the new term I've invented and is now available for anyone who chooses to use it is: "Pre pro" assessment. Far more accurate than pre-op assessment, what say you BobD?
To briefly bring you up to date, I had a cryoablation back in July 2016 which was fine. Last October/November I had a couple of AF episodes which I know was brought on by some acute stress. (There is no truth in the rumour that it was brought on by Beancounter's requests for me to turn up to Natter 'n Nosh meetings wearing a pink frock for his own personal gratification!!).
At my review in December 17, my EP suggested I should have an RF ablation to tidy up some loose ends, but I wasn't too sure because I felt sure things would settle once Beancounter decided to dump me, however, I was added to a very long waiting list. I have had another 4 or 5 episodes since, so I became more confident that another ablation was the way to go (for me!). Yesterday, I went for the Pre-pro assessment at St George's Hospital which was completed well within an hour. Very professional and absolutely no evidence of the "problems" discussed on earlier posts. I was delighted to be able to tell the Specialist Nurse who was delightful, that I had been stable now for almost 3 months and all the results from ECG's etc were good. However, midday today, from nowhere, AF kicked in again, not severe, but enough for me to take Flecainide PiP. All is back to normal now, well within 2 hours, but I think this confirms that the decision to proceed was the right one. Of course, I haven't had the ablation yet, (2 weeks from today) but here's hoping the next post will continue to reflect my current positive thinking!!
Thanks for listening and just to confirm, Beancounter and me are no longer an item....best wishes....