Just wanted to provide some feedback as I’m home now after my RF ablation. Tired and sore is the best way to summarize it. Heartbeat feels nice and smooth. A lot of soreness in the chest especially when getting a deep breath, the occasional tingling feeling which is almost as if you can feel the heart starting the healing process, headache, and a sore throat. All is to be expected and can be treated simply with Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Doc said the chest and throat soreness is due to the RF heat that can radiate into nearby tissue. The incision site is really not bad at all after 6-8 hours. I was able to walk with little pain, just being cautious obviously. Overall, I’d say the anticipation and anxiety leading up is the hardest. Once you’re there and “turn yourself over” to the team it’s almost a relief. You feel nothing during it if you get general anesthesia.
Now it’s just laying low for 3-days and follow up in 6 weeks. Onward and upward.