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EP appointment update


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.

20 Replies

Welcome to the club Kaz. I seldom mention some of the things that have happened to me as i never want people toworry and think it is common. I'm sure you will eventually heal and remember it is still early days.

Kaz747 in reply to BobD

Yes I know. My doctor can’t understand how I’m still smiling and laughing but that’s what helps you get through life without going crazy 😜

Angie06 in reply to Kaz747

Wishing you well Kaz, with your positive mental outlook I'm sure you'll overcome these setbacks and really deserve to.


Kaz747 in reply to Angie06

Thanks Angie x

Vonnieruth in reply to Kaz747

Keep smiling Kaz strong mind makes a stronger person Of which you are both

Kaz747 in reply to Vonnieruth

Thanks Vonnie. I really appreciate the support of everyone on this forum xx

Kaz, you are an inspiration 😊

"The most beautiful flowers are the ones that have been blasted by the storm but stand anyway" x

Kaz747 in reply to Hilly22

Thanks Hilly22. They are beautiful words x

Good to hear your getting some high level support from your medical team Kaz....hope your watching some educational Netflix! All the best for a speedy improvement!

Kaz747 in reply to FlapJack

Educational (documentaries) and entertaining 😉 Thanks FlapJack

Your like one of those wobbly dolls Kaz, knock you down and you spring back up right away.

My sister recommended to me the film Our Souls at Night, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Don't know if you've seen this film, but I like the sound of it? Look up the trailer.


Kaz747 in reply to jeanjeannie50

Thanks Jean. I’ve got that film on my watch list but haven’t seen it yet. Maybe I’ll make it today’s midday movie 🍿 🎥

Best wishes Kaz, (My predictive text wants you to be Max but with your luck you never know.....) I hope things settle soon and you turn out to be in the amazing recovery 1% too 💖

Kaz747 in reply to Buffafly

Thanks Buffafly xx

Enjoy your enforced rest and gentle walking! Your EP sounds as if he/she is on the ball and that you are in good hands.Take care xxxx

Kaz747 in reply to wilsond

He is wonderful - every time I’m in hospital the nurses tell me how lucky I am to have him as my doctor. I believe how a doctor treats the nurses and other staff says a lot about their character.

Sending positive vibes and good wishes for things to settle down

Kaz747 in reply to Tantaanna

Thanks Tantaana

All the very best wishes Kaz for a speedy recovery xx

Kaz747 in reply to Redders

Thanks Redders xx

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