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Well today (or should I say yesterday as it’s now after midnight) I headed into the cath lab today for the 4th time. Hopefully it’s 4th time lucky. My first two ablations were for SVT (which were unsuccessful). And today was “take 2” of the ablation they were supposed to do six weeks ago for AFib and AFlutter which of course was over before it began thanks to a blood clot.

My EP popped in and said everything went well and he was very happy (I’ve been giving him headaches & challenges for nearly 2 years 😀). He’ll come back tomorrow for a proper chat.

I’m now recovering in the CCU. I’m on Heparin drip overnight. Resting HR is currently sitting at 75. I had a few palpitations earlier and had a little tachy run up to 115. Looking forward to many years in NSR after my heart has healed.

I’ve just signed up for Netflix it’s nice to have a good excuse to lie on the couch and watch lots of movies and tv shows.

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Hope you continue to make a speedy recovery Kaz Rest up and enjoy Netflix There are some good series in there Hemlock grove being one if modern day vampires are your thing

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Kaz747 in reply to Vonnieruth

Thanks- I’ll have to mention that series to my daughter as she is into vampires.

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Vonnieruth in reply to Kaz747

There's two series Tell her sky one tonight discovery of witches starts which has them in to I have read all three books It should be good

Well tonight in the uk

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CDreamer in reply to Vonnieruth

Vonnie - you astound me - I can’t bear to watch anything like that - far too scary! 😂😂. Funny how we are all so different. I can cope with hour after hour of AF without a thought but can’t watch a horror fiction......

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Vonnieruth in reply to CDreamer

Lol I'm vise versa I really don't do being sick How are you doing Dreamer Hope all is ok

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CDreamer in reply to Vonnieruth

All good thanks. x

I'm the same CDreamer, can't watch any violence or anything upsetting that may make me weepy as I know it will disturb my sleep. Just don't understand how people enjoy watching miserable programmes. If I watch anything scary, then I'm afraid to leave my lounge!


I get nightmares and have this low level anxiety for days - I think I absorp too much.

It's not scary actually Jean

To make me cry and be miserable and do something that most wouldn’t enjoy and make them depressed I go watch Bradford City.

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hock217 in reply to CDreamer

CDreamer, nor do I. I watched a utube video of a young woman in Sweden who moved up north where she sees Northern Lights. She has a cat, dog, and cow. She paints, plants and writes. Watched it twice as it made me feel wonderful. Horror and violence disturbs my peace. I watch the news and will watch a good movie that contains violence. Except bugs...I can be brutal with them.

Glad to hear all went well, rest up and get better and better x

Best wishes 💐

Excellent news Kaz, best wishes for a steady recovery and enjoy Netflix -love it! x

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all the best Kaz….take it easy....sounds like climbing Everest might be less strenuous than watching Netflix...….

Pleased to hear all went well Kaz and I wish you a speedy and full recovery. I'd say no watching anything scary, as it won't do your heart any good at all.


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Kaz747 in reply to jeanjeannie50

The first series I want to watch is The Crown and I’ve picked out a few romantic comedies 😀

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Glad you are ok Kaz. I've been watching Wanderlust . Very funny but slightly uncomfortable. Not something one would watch with your kids or parents.

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Kaz747 in reply to BobD

I’ll add it to my list Bob

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dmac4646 in reply to BobD

You are right there I was amazed at what teenagers apparently discuss as a matter of course - never mind the parents !

Wishing you all the best Kaz, plenty of rest yeh 😀

Glad it went ahead this time as it was such an anticlimax last time. It was also scary with the blood clot.

I hope it has been a success.

Make sure you rest well. I prescribe Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. No scary Netflix movies.


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Kaz747 in reply to pottypete1

Thanks Pete - I’ll avoid the scary movies 😀 My EP said my Left Atrial Appendage was looking much better than it did six weeks ago. It was a bit of a reunion in the cath lab with many of the staff that had worked on me before.

Speedy recovery Kaz757. I had my ablation on Wednesday, didn’t have a very good night, felt as if my heart was coming out of my chest. Enjoy your films

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Kaz747 in reply to Redders

Thanks Redders. Looking forward to getting some sleep when I get home, minus all the leads, drips and blood pressure cup (I’ve got a great big bruise from that). I hope you have a great recovery too x

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Speedy recovery kaz, enjoy the TV.

Best wishes Kaz,rest and enjoy Netflix

Speedy recovery Kaz rest well and do as your told 👍

Enjoy your rest as you recover.I do wish you all the best.🍇🌼🌞🍇🌼🌞

Glad you are well. Had my third in july and it's starting to look like I will be having my fourth sometime in the not so far away future.

Hopefully this will be the last time for you. This little demon known as AFib can be hard to knock down sometimes.

Hi Kaz. I've been out of it for a few days due a family crisis but just wanted to say how glad I am that everything went ahead and that I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good recovery.

I recommend 'The Gilmore Girls' on Netflix - it's fun and easy to watch ... ashamed to say I really got into it! 🍇💐

Oh how splendid it’s all over and you now rest up and hopefully years ahead of freedom......

Sounds like a good start for recovery. Good for you!


Best wishes, Kaz, for a quick recovery. May NSR be with you for a VERY long time. :-)

Cheers Richard

You have a great attitude about it all!! 4 abrasions. OMG. Afib is a nightmare!!!Best of luck to you!

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Kaz747 in reply to Jlaine

Thanks Jlaine - gotta make the most out of life 😉

Best wishes 🌸

Great to hear your EP said he was happy- that counts ofr a lot. All I can do is echo the advice to rest, rest and rest a little more.


Hope you're right as rain now Kaz. Enjoy Netflix.

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Kaz747 in reply to hock217

Thanks. I’m taking things easy. I had a 2 hour AF episode this afternoon which wasn’t much fun but I know to expect some hiccups along the way.

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