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5 months post Cryoablation

djbgatekeeper
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Hi all, just a quick update. I had a Cryoablation on 7th September 2018 for lone paroxysmal AF, this was my first procedure after being on meds for 5 years which started to fail. The first couple of months after the ablation were up and down, I had a lot of palpatations and ectopics rather than AF. After about 3 months those symptoms started to settle and each week has got steadily better from then on.

Now at 5 months most days are symptom free, some days I will get a hand full of palpatations or a wriggly worm sensation in my heart for a few seconds but that's about it, nothing on the scale of pre ablation levels I am pleased to say which would regularly keep me awake all night. I have continued with a healthy lifestyle and zero triggers like alcohol ect in the hope this will extend my run of good health. This week was a test as I had the flu so I've been off work with high temp and lack of sleep ect but the old ticker has sailed through so no complaints. I wanted to post this update for those who are not having a good time and maybe contemplating ablation, there is hope and I have come from a very dark place to being healthy again so fingers crossed for you should you take this path. Best wishes Dave.

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FlapJack

πŸ‘

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wilsond

Fantastic news! Keep up the good work! Xx

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Aqua_1

Great news djbgatekeeper!

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djbgatekeeper

Thank you, I hope you are doing well and the weather is cooler down under πŸ‘

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Aqua_1

Still quite warm and humid but nothing like what it was a couple of weeks ago! :-)

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JulieTw33

Wonderful news!! I’m almost at 3 months as post ablation and off all meds and doing great too! Sending a big high five from the states! βœ‹πŸ»

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djbgatekeeper

Well done you βœ‹

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Rebma

You are an inspiration to all of us. So glad things have timjrned around for you. Please keep us posted.

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djbgatekeeper
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Thank you and take care!

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jeanjeannie50

Great news, long may this continue. Please give another update at a later date too. No sailing off into the sunset and leaving us.

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djbgatekeeper

Hi Jean, yes I will be giving future updates and wouldn't dream of leaving! Thank you and take care πŸ‘

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Gincalpe

Thanks for an encouraging post - stay AF free

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djbgatekeeper

That's the plan πŸ‘ take care and best wishes to you.

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reinaway

Sounds great! Wish I had the courage. All the best!🌟

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djbgatekeeper

When the time is right the courage will be there... Best wishes to you πŸ‘‹

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Morzine

That’s good news Dave, so nice to hear . I’m day 17 and ok......it’s weird isn’t it this afib life, so warming to hear when one of us gets to feel shot of the beast,

Sue

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djbgatekeeper

Glad to hear that you are having a good recovery Sue, take care and best wishes.

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Fastbeat

So pleased things are going well for you.

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djbgatekeeper

Thank you 😊

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missyf323

Great to hear Dave- thank you for sharing.

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djbgatekeeper

Hi missy, thank you ! How are you keeping pls?

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Mary-miles

That’s fantastic news.

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djbgatekeeper

Thanks Mary, I hope you are keeping well πŸ‘

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Ianp66

Great news Dave, sounds like a long road but your going the right way πŸ‘

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djbgatekeeper

Thank you Ian, yes it's a long and possibly never ending road but I'm up for the fight πŸ˜‰ take care.

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Mal7896

Well done. Hope you continue to improve

I’m 7 months post cryoablation and still AF free. Like you keeping off alcohol and trying to live a healthy lifestyle

Ablation with an experienced EP is definitely the way to go

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djbgatekeeper

Thanks and best wishes to you πŸ‘‹

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