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Happy new year everyone, well I am having the ablation at 10 in the morning , have come off all my meds and sat here worried stupid that I will have a do which might stop me having my ablation!!!! Getting train to Leeds this afternoon, then staying overnight in hotel ready to go in morning. I am trying the deep breathing and telling myself that being off my meds will not suddenly start an svt but omg it’s hard putting mind over matter if you get what I mean.

Will report back after the ablation, Ursula x

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All the very best of luck Ursula, just in case you haven’t seen this, check out the facts sheet below.

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Thanks Flapjack x Ursula

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Yes, Happy New Year. What a good start to it!

I have the impression it won't matter if you 'have a do'. Being off the medication with my first ablation (I had to give up my beta blocker which has not been a requirement in subsequent ablations) certainly sent me off the rails. It didn't seem to matter at all.

You don't sound unsure about going ahead - quite the reverse. I'd make the comment that waiting to be called is the most difficult bit. Once you are there in the cath lab, the impressive technology reassures one.

Before you are called, put all your stuff that you might want to have to hand - bottle of water, phone, lip salve, specs, fruit pastilles, tablet, book, pack of tissues, toothbrush or breath freshener and so on in a container that can be passed to you as you will be flat and immobile for a while afterwards. They will probably give you a drink in a cup with a little spout. You get very well looked after in my experience.

Hope it goes well and you don't have a lot of waiting beforehand.

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Thanks Rellim 2. Lol you sound a character , I am going to be asleep when they do it but apprehensive, frightened etc etc , will definately make sure all my comforters are there for me lol. X Ursula

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We are all apprehensive but most people say afterwards that they had worried far more than they needed to.

When I said I was off the rails, I meant to say my heart's rhythm was all over the place!

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You are not wrong there!!! 😉👍

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Wishing you well ! I wouldn't worry about starting an episode. All the better so they can see what's going on ! I know you are SVT and not AF but I went into fast AF just before I left home for my last ablation and stayed that way until the procedure.

Sandra

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Thanks for that Yatsura, that’s reassuring. Will post on here as soon as I can after the procedure x Ursula

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All the best Ursula x

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Good luck Ursula and please do stay calm as they will look after you and it will be over before you know it 👍

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Thanks djbgatekeeper x

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Thanks Kaz747, no turning back now , even though I want to lol x Ursula

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Oh Ursula big hugs just try to distract yourself, are you going alone or have you got someone with you? Very best of luck I'm sure it will be over before you know it and you'll think why was i so worried. I haven't had my yet on the waiting list but I'll be exactly the same as you so you can calm me. X

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Oh bless you Scoobisu, my husband is coming and so is my daughter and grandson, he’s eight and looking forward to staying in the hotel but bless him he keeps saying “ your health is really important Nana” when I was in hospital last time I was rushed in and my daughter came with him. I asked why he wasn’t at school and he said “ your health is far more important than my education Nana” it’s times like that that I just melt and feel lucky that the doctors are doing everything to help me get well again. Will keep you informed, hope you go up that waiting list quickly, I will give you all the details to hopefully help you too. Are you in the north of England? X Ursula

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Very best wishes! Let us know h0w you are when you can. Hope time passes quickly for you.

Xxxx

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Thanks so much, will do , just keep thinking this time tomorrow it will be over x

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Very best of luck. Hope all goes well for you.

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Thanks petrified x

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Best wishes for tomorrow Ursula. I've had three ablations and can tell you there's not a lot to it and I would never have gone back, twice more, after the first if there was something unpleasant about the procedure.

Will be waiting to hear from you.

Jean

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Thanks Jean x

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Happy new year, what a great start!!

I had mine under GA in April 2017, still in NSR 😁

I know how you feel, but if you do go in to AF before the procedure, at least they will be able to find the hot spots easily enough.

Just remember to rest, rest and more rest following the ablation. If you are like me, you will be feeling great a couple of days after, and it's easy to over do things.

All the best

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Thankyou Mikee69, hope it works for me like it seems to have for you. Will keep you all posted x Ursula

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Best wishes for tomorrow

I do find it difficult to understand why some are asked to stop meds whereas I have had 7 ablations and was always told to keep taking the tablets. No doubt therevis a good reason in your case.

Regarding going into bad rhythm prior to the procedure don’t worry about that. Sometimes they prefer it that way and if not will stimulate AF during the procedure to enable them to identify the paths they have to address.

I had GA for the last 3 ablations and I much prefer that option. Maybe because I am not made of stern enough resilience.

The waiting is the worst part but you can comfort yourself that it will be all over this time tomorrow.

Remember the manta for when you return home.

Rest, rest and when that is done - more rest.

Pete

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Thanks so much pottypete1 will let you know x Ursula

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Wishing you an easy straightforward procedure with a successful outcome MB. Keep us posted!

Best,

Mike

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Hi Mike, thanks so much , will definately post after I have had it hoping too that it is successful x Ursula

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Happy New year and wishing you all the best

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Thanks Dianemary, had it done thanks for your well wishes, will write a summary headed “A DAY come and gone” for everyone to read to hopefully help some people as this site has been so helpful to me, I thank you all.

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Good luck for today. I hope that all goes well for you. Would your Grandson like to adopt another Nannie. He has so much wisdom for one so young! X

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Thanks for that Becksagogo , he is coming into hospital today so I will let him read your post he will be so proud of his little self xwii be writing an update to hopefully help others as they have helped me. will head it “A DAY come and gone”

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Sending best wishes. Good luck 👍

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Thanks Bmwpaul all went well, will write a blog on what happened titled “A DAY come and gone” hopefully yo help other as they have helped me. X Ursula

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Good luck

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Thanks Gincalpe, all went well will write a blog titles “A Day come and gone” to hopefully help others as you have all helped me x ursula

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Good luck Ursula I hope it’s a great success and I will be following your footsteps in under three weeks.......I will be the same as you.........

Sue

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Hi Morzine, all over will write a blog headed “A DAY come and gone , so please look for it so that it can help you hopefully because I have been so scared. X Ursula

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So many good wishes,I send you mine.

You are so brave I did not go ahead with my Ablation because I was just not strong enough.xxx

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Please read the blog I am writing today headed A DAY come and gone and I might help you change your mind, this site has so helped me and I thank everyone for it x Ursula

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I hope it all went well. I had mine done last September and am still in NSR. Good luck with a speedy recovery.

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Thanks mine has gone well too hopefully still in hospital in NSR so hoping it stays that way, thanks for your wishes Grandmadogs, x Ursula

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Hope everything went to plan and looking forward to hearing how you got on. Looks like you will need to take things easy for a while and I'm going to remind my husband of that - he is waiting for his first ablation and I keep thinking that he will over do things afterwards. Sending you sunshine.

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Went well , please read the blog I am doing this afternoon when I am not so tired and hopefully it will help him, as others on this site have helped me. X Ursula

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Good luck to you, I hope that it went well for you. Just be kind to yourself in recovery, although not an open surgery it is still invasive so don’t rush your recovery. Let yourself be spoilt by your lovely family.

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Thank you so much will do, all went well,writing a blog this after to hopefully help others as they have helped me. X Ursula

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As I write, your procedure will hopefully be underway. So just adding to good wishes of others. The next you know it will all be over and behind you and you will be feeling the optimism of an improved quality of life. Hoping 2019 is a good one for you - and for everyone else in this forum. Liz xx

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H, it’s over now m went well will be writing blog this afternoon, as still a bit tired , in hospital let’s all have a good 2019 x Ursula

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Hope all is going well today. You are blessed with a loving family to support you.

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Thanks Tantaanna, all gone well and yes it’s true , really need their support which they have so lovingly given so I can now concentrate on my husband and his heart x Ursula

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Good luck and try not to worry. You will be in good hands.

Just keep thinking, this is all for the good of you and your future health.

I am on the waiting list to have mine at Leeds general.

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Hi Mandy , I am in the spire Hospital as I write this in Leeds, will be writing a step by sexy titled “A DAY come and gone” this afternoon when I am not so tired hope it helps as others have helped me on this site x Ursula

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I look forward to reading this and hope you make a very good recovery.

Just remember to be kind to yourself and rest,rest,rest.xx

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Hope all went well! Sending hugs from the US.

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Thanks JulieTw33 the hugs are received with hugs back and big thanks, wen great thankyou still in hospital but hop8ng to go home this afternoon. X Ursula

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Excited for you! Best wishes, and speeding healing.

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Good luck today. You will do great! I'm almost 4 weeks out from mine. I too worried far more than needed...was a breeze...well mostly ;)

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Thanks Amaze, so glad you are still good hope to follow in your footsteps, mine seems to have gone well, will write about it to help others as they have helped me on this wonderful site x Ursula

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