I saw my EP this morning who was really concerned about the dramas I’ve been having (for those who don’t know, I had an AFib & flutter ablation 3 1/2 weeks ago followed by a 3 night stay in hospital 2 weeks later when my EP was overseas). It seems I’m in the 1% club. He said about 25% of people have issues associated with inflammation after an ablation and 1% have extreme issues. He said my case is one of the worst he’s seen (lucky me!). He also said they rarely find blood clots pre-ablation in people who have been anti-coagulated (they found one in my LAA 2 months ago) so that’s another 1% club I can claim membership of.
I asked about the atypical flutter the other cardiologist mentioned in hospital and he said there were multiple arrhythmias showing up so he wants to let things settle before determining next steps. He said they did a lot of burning (a lot more than usual) and testing so he’s hopeful that when the inflammation and swelling settles I’ll get a good result. I can take anti inflammatories every second or third day for the pain and I’m to stay on the high dosage of Sotalol and Digoxin. I see see him again in 4 weeks and he said to call or email him anytime if I’m worried about anything. I was hoping to get the results of the endocrine tests they conducted in hospital but apparently it can take up to 6 weeks for those. Fingers crossed no nasties show up there. It’s highly unlikely but who knows with me 😄
So it’s back to Netflix and resting with a half hour walk each day.