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Ablation going ahead!

Apple88
Apple88

Hi everyone. Hope you’re all doing okay. Thanks again for the reassuring advice I’ve been given on here so far - you’ve given me the confidence to deal with this condition much better.

Just wanted to say that my EP, having had my recent ECGs, has decided I need my ablation done much sooner and I’m going in hospital in 10 days to have it. I was surprised given the circumstances but relieved too.

Am now off meds apart from apixaban, and having fast AF pretty much every day. I’m hoping that once it’s done I can start thinking about going back to work & getting a bit of normality back - COVID permitting.

Have printed the 2 leaflets so will hope for the best! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

57 Replies
oldestnewest

Best of luck, everyone's experience of ablation and indeed recovery has different aspects as well as some similarities but don't hesitate to keep us advised!

Thank you so much. 😊

BobD
BobDVolunteer

Good news, especially the fact sheets.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to BobD

Yes, thank you. I’ve found them very useful. 👍🏼

Best choice I made having an ablation, suffering fast AF the same, a year later and life's good, just make sure you rest, and as Bob says read the fact sheet don't necessarily rely on the hospital staffs advice to get back to work / exercise, it's a long road and you may feel much better, but best advice, don't over do it! Hope it goes as well as mine and others has, and look forward to reading another success story,

Ian.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Ianp66

Thank you so much. It’s so good to know that it’s worked for others. I didn’t think I’d need anything like this doing but a lot has changed in the last 4 months. I worried that coinciding with COVID might stop my chances of getting help, but I’ve been lucky with an excellent cardiologist.

Yes, I’ll wait & see regarding work. I’m a teacher so who knows what the situation will be! 🤷🏼‍♀️

Thanks for your reply. 😊

Ianp66
Ianp66
in reply to Apple88

Hope it goes well, and can't wait to hear what a success itl be, best wishes 👌

Sending best wishes to you. Will be waiting to hear how it all went.

Jean

Thank you Jean. 😊

That’s great news, Good Luck ❤️

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to LordGabriel

Thank you. 👍🏼

All the best Apple, please let us know how you get on.......👍👍👍

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to FlapJack

I will. Thank you. 😊

Good luck, do let us know how it goes. I had mine end of January and, fingers crossed, all good so far. Do take it very easy for at least 3-4 weeks after to give it the best chance, even if you are feeling good (which I’m sure you will).

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to jobristol

Thank you. Good luck for yours too. 👍🏼

Amazing news Apple88. Which hospital are you with? Mine was cancelled at Royal Brompton on 20/03/20 and I have never felt so ill with PAF. Hoping they call me soon. Really pleased for you. Keep us posted how it goes.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to LONDS7

Thank you. 👍🏼

Sorry to hear yours was cancelled. Mine was originally but my PAF has worsened and I can’t tolerate the medication.

Good luck! 😊

it was a good thing for me. Plus the leaflets saying rest are the best advice ever......just do nothing the first two weeks.....after that slow, slow.......build up.

All the best

Sue

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Morzine

Thank you. Yes I will definitely follow the advice. 👍🏼

Best of luck with your procedure, take it easy and expect bumps along the road. Had mine in December and still taking my time getting back to normal. There is light at the end of the tunnel 😊

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Hammerboy

That’s good to know. Thank you. I will try not to worry too much at the bumps. I know that people with experience of this are the best sources of advice. 😊

It's great to hear that ablations are beginning to happen again; I spoke to an arrhythmia nurse in Bristol last week and they're hoping to restart next month. Best of luck for your procedure.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Cally53

Thank you. 😊

Hi Apple88

I have had an ablation done you might find reading my past posts helpful all the best.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Donkster

Thank you. Yes, I’ll take a look. That’s good to know. 👍🏼

Linkj
Linkj
in reply to Apple88

Sorry clicked report by mistake, I was trying to look up previous posts

So pleased for you. I hope that you have a good recovery. I’m on a waiting list and waiting as well. Nice to know they are starting some. Good luck to you.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to ETFCfan

Thank you. Hope you hear something soon. 🤞🏼

I had my last ablation on 5th March just before everything kicked off. It was with my new EP and I was fearful it would be cancelled. He did tell me that his procedure was different to the way the last EP operated. I don't know what was different and did not ask but I have been feeling so much better since, although I am still getting a bit tired, not as much as I was.

The very best of luck and try not to worry too much as I'm sure everything will be fine.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Patsy10

So glad you’re feeling better. Thank you for replying. I will try not to worry. People on here are so helpful. 😊

Wonderful news, take it easy and don't rush back to work!

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to irene75359

Thank you. 😊

Good luck.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Jajarunner

Thank you. 😊

Hi Apple88

Good luck with your ablation. Just remember though (Not being a Job's comforter) that you still can get af for up to 3 months after the ablation. Don't let that worry you. I was well for 10 days after, then had af every day for a week, not very bad though. After that nothing. I have been well now for 6 months. Well worth having done. Hope all goes well.

Please let us know how you get on.

Regards Flyer.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Flyer2820

Thank you. 😊

This is all so useful. I’m sure I’ll be returning to these thread for reassurance in the coming weeks!

Brilliant news. Good luck, and do keep us informed about how you're getting on.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Challiefan

Thank you 👍🏼 I will.

Good luck 😉

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Janelr

Thank you. 😊

I am 2yrs 4 months Post ablation with no major issues. No drugs for 2 years well worth it . I wish you the best for yours

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to KMRobbo

Thank you so much. This is so good to know! 😊

Good luck. Been there and it’s 9 months now since and no AF. It’s the better solution.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Joekham

This is brilliant news! Thank you. 😊

Good luck and take it easy ... one step at a time. Looking forward to hearing, on here, how you get on.

Thank you 👍🏼

That's great, Apple88, that your ablation is going ahead, especially given the problems you were having

My ablation was cancelled because of COVID, though strangely (but thankfully!) I haven't had an AF episode for about 4 months after having them twice or more a week for about 2 years. No physical rhyme or reason I can think of, except that the amiodarone I am on was finally hitting its maximum efficiency after 4 months.....

All the best with the ablation.

Kind regards,

Polly

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Polly159

I hope that your AF free period continues until you hear.

Mine was put on hold too, so I’m incredibly relieved it has been brought forward. The medication just had far too many side effects for me to tolerate so I really hope this works.

Thank you for replying. 😊

Best wishes and glad you got the go ahead in these days- let us know how it goes for you

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Tantaanna

Thank you. 😊

Super glad I had mine, my Afib progressed over the course of 3 years...6mos post ablation, have reclaimed much of my ‘normal’ life. There were some Post-op bumps along the way - pericarditis(painful!) and some a-flutter, but totally worth it.

Good luck!

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to cpalmermn

Thank you for sharing your experience. I am so glad that people are all saying it was worth it!

I know I’m lucky to get it done at the moment.

All the best. 😊

Wishing you the best luck and can I ask what hospital your going to.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Bella160

Thanks 👍🏼

Hi Apple88. I am new to the group, and learning about the site. I am in Afib. -just over a year. Was cardioverted, last July. Was back in NSR for 10 mths. Am coagulated -Taken Rivaroxaban (just in case it came back, it did early May 2020). Tried NHS for cardioversion-nothing doing- tried Private hospitals- same. Corvid 19 restrictions. You have got a date for Ablation. (you sound pleased). Could you give an inclination of what part of the UK your in. My nearest 2 cities are Leeds, and Sheffield. Really pursuing cardioversion, just for quality of life. Any help? Thanks in anticipation.

Apple88
Apple88
in reply to Ed1532

Hi,

My treatment isn’t near to Leeds or Sheffield I’m afraid. I’m nearer the Midlands.

I’m not sure that the hospital I’m attending has started doing many CVs or Ablations yet. All I know is that I’ve had increasingly long episodes, become more unwell, and tried lots of different medication to no avail. My cardiologist/EP decided he need to expedite my procedure, so he did - which I am relieved about rather than pleased I guess.

Wouldn’t your doctor or cardiologist be the best port of call to discuss your needs with? I haven’t done any of this myself, it’s all been done by my doctor through the NHS.

Hope you get some relief soon.

Hi Ed, I can't help with hospitals that are "running" but just like to point out that the anticoagulants are because you have had AF, not in case it comes back. Unfortunately risk of stoke is the same if you are in AF or not

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