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Merry Christmas from Downunder

Kaz747
Kaz747

Last night we went out in the boat to show our nieces the Christmas lights on the canals near us. There’s one canal we call ‘Vegas’. The lights are amazing and it’s quite magical but it gets rather stressful as there are so many boats out. It’s like peak hour traffic on the freeway. Anyway I thought I’d share a few photos with my friends from around the world - I know most of you will have a wintery Christmas. The long range forecast here is for around 30 degrees Celsius so it should be perfect.

As for me, I’m doing okay. I’m still having daily AFib episodes despite all my drugs but the episodes are not as fast or as long. It’s now over 3 months since my ablation and I’m feeling a lot better in general (most of the time). Let’s see what 2019 brings 🎅🏼🎄🎉

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Great photos Kaz, a bit different to what we're experiencing at the moment! My son in Perth will be enjoying the same as you so wishing you a Merry Christmas and hope you continue to improve after your op.

Looking forward to coming to Perth in March maybe catch up with you for a coffee while I'm there! 😎🎅🥂🎅🥂

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Angie06

Thanks. It will be lovely to meet up in March Angie!

Hi Kaz....that is amazing, with blue skies and warm sunshine thrown in for good measure! Have a great time over the holidays, also pleased to hear there are some signs of improvement with the old ticker....all the very best for 2019

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to FlapJack

Thanks FlapJack 😎

The lights look amazing. What a lovely place to live and your current weather well please enjoy it, it's freezing here lol. Have a lovely Christmas and a af free one is wished for you. Best wishes from the frozen north of England.

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to meadfoot

Thanks Meadfoot. If my parents hadn’t immigrated whenI was a child I’d probably be enjoying Christmas in the frozen north myself ⛄️❄️🌨 And yes I’m lucky to live in an amazing place 😎. I hope you (and everyone here) has an AF free Christmas 💓💗

Would Melbourne agree with you about the weather?

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to fairgo45

Possibly not. Melbourne has 4 seasons in one day 😉

G'day Kaz ................ thanks for all the torment Lol! Lovely photos and am doing my best to enjoy your weather while watching Cricket from Perth Stadium. (prefer the WACA though).

C'mon Aussie c'mon ............... ya gotta beat India, and hopefully the Poms later on Lol!

Glad you are mending well and Merry Christmas to you too.

John

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to carneuny

Thanks John. I hope so too. I haven’t been to the new stadium yet. My husband has been for the footy and said it’s great but it does look rather empty with the cricket 🏏

My Niece and husband sent me similar collection from the Gold Coast last night ....and all the lovey boats 🚤 on the waterfront...truly colourful and special ....Have a lovely Christmas Kaz and an A/F free one ...Celiax

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Zezee

Thanks Celia x

Forgot to say all the best from bonnie Scotland Kaz .....Cx

Pleased you are feeling thatyou are gradually improving. I have also improved since ablation but now in persistent AF but to me thats less problem than paroxymal. Love the photos,i am coming out to Adelaide hills area middle of January, cant wait to be with my family again.Merry Christmas.

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Fastbeat

Thanks Fastbeat. Is there plans to do anything else or is that it now, the persistent AF? Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy your Adelaide holiday!

Fastbeat
Fastbeat
in reply to Kaz747

EP letter to GP ( ablation fraught with difficulties and phrenic nerve damage)So discussion with me best leave if my quality of life has improved and it has, although persistent AF now its not as strong or troublesome. I am free to contact EP if things change or quality of life gets worse, my main problem is i cant walk slopes or hills without breathing problems.But life is good i try to do whatever i want wont let AF stop me,hence my trip to Australia on my own,i have been many times before but seeing i will be 79 next birthday this _may be my last.Merry Christmas.

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Fastbeat

Thanks - what frustrates me is that I’m only 54 and was in pretty good health until an ankle injury and subsequent surgery nearly 3 years ago which is when my heart dramas began. Still, it could be worse 😉

Love the photographs! I grew up in a tenement in Scotland, and those people who did have Christmas trees invariably put them at the window facing the street (often in a bedroom) and as children we loved looking at the sparse dimly lit little trees! My husbands's parents used to take him and his brother to Alconbury American Air Base to see the Christmas lights in the American homes which were amazing in comparison to what we had in the UK at the time.

Do hope you continue to improve.

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to irene75359

Thanks Irene. I remember as a kid around Christmas time looking in all the windows to see who had a Christmas tree up. Outdoor lighting has got big here over the last few years (like America) and whilst it’s good looking at the decorated houses on the streets, looking at the ones on the water via boat is quite magical. There is a cruise company here that does 3 or 4 Xmas light cruises a night for 5 or 6 weeks and they book out as soon as the bookings open.

Nice xmassy feeling photos!

3 months already......good you are getting there! My turn in January!

Sue

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Morzine

All the best Sue for Christmas and your ablation in January. Take care x

Morzine
Morzine
in reply to Kaz747

Disaster struck here my husband went skiing and he’s torn his Achilles!....he is in plaster 10 weeks....I go to Lyon for my heart op 21 Jan he was goung to stay in hotel but he can’t walk now.....don’t want to cancel op, my daughter will take me it’s three hours away... we will be both recovery together....aaargh! Cabin fever!

Continuing doing well Kaz, and merry xmas

Sue

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Morzine

Oh no! I can empathise with both of you. Last time I went skiing I was rescued by hunky medics and taken to the medical centre on the stretcher pulled by the snowmobile. I tore my calf muscle so was on crutches for a few days then had 6 weeks of physio. I could only wear high heels as I couldn’t straighten my calf to get my foot flat on the ground 😂😂

Morzine
Morzine
in reply to Kaz747

Oh heck, skiing is sooo dangerous at times!

We’ve got visitors here fir Xmas now it’s all down to me, I hope this heart behaves itself!!!

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Morzine

Well take care and make the visitors all pitch in. We’re having 15 for lunch at our place Christmas Day so I’ve told everyone that they have to help.

Merry Christmas from California 🎄. Australia is on my bucket list - but for the flight!

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to mbheart

It’s a long way but it’s worth it. Last time we went to the USA we used frequent flyer points to upgrade to Business Class - that made the flight easy ✈️😉

What pretty christmassy photos! I saw something like this in Santa Barbara CA many years ago. What a treat to have warm, sunny Christmas. Have many friends in Australia, their photos of flowers, sunshine and beaches help me get through our cold, snowy NY winters. And I send photos of snow to help them cool down. Lol! Good luck with your continued healing! I’m 10 months post 2nd ablation, still having short afib episodes. Seeing a new EP next month for a 2nd opinion. Seems that the first dr isn’t listening to me anymore.

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to lovetogarden

We always said we’d like to have a white Christmas one day with the family but haven’t managed it yet. I hope the second opinion is helpful for you. Keep us updated with what happens.

Thanks for sharing. The lights look beautiful. Merry Christmas.

And Merry Christmas to you Madscientist! 🎄

Hidden
Hidden

Always enjoy your photos, Kaz! Glad to hear of the improvement in how you’re feeling. Merry Christmas from rainy California! 🎄🎄🎄

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Hidden

Merry Christmas Nella. Enjoy Christmas and the rain ☔️ 🎄 x

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Kaz747

Oh, I am enjoying this rainy day. We really need it here.

I get such a kick out of the international connections here. 😻

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Hidden

Yes it’s great isn’t it 😀

Gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Jc24

You’re welcome. Have a Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

Happy Christmas 🎄

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to MazzyB

You too MazzyB 🎄🎊

Hey Kaz747, belated festive greetings from Brisbane. Hope 2019 is, shall I say, a year of good rhythms for you.

Kaz747
Kaz747
in reply to Aus19

😃😃🎄🎁

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