I recd a telephone call from Cardiology offering me an Ablation for Monday 26 Sept 2022. My husband advised me to take it, so I accepted the offer. I did query why I had been offered this so quickly as only diagnosed with Atrial Flutter in June 2022. Apparently it is due to the fact I am unable to take beta blockers as I have very low blood pressure. Also my tachycardia is playing up and my body is not at all happy. Its scary as my EP is now someone different but looking at his CV he has an excellent track record with Ablation complex or less so which is reassuring. He also is apparently very good with nervous patients, mind you he hasn't met me yet! Poor man. He prefers sedation over GA as likes to chat to his "victims", sorry should have said "patients" whilst he is doing the procedure. To say i'm anxious is an understatement but have been calmed a little by reading the fact sheets re Ablation on this wonderful site.
So am trying to get my stupid anxious head in the right place, pretending I am an adult and being so grateful to be offered this procedure so early in my diagnosis.
Have my fingers and toes crossed that I behave myself and all goes well as I have an elderly doggy who needs me, and mustn't forget a husband who is putting on a brave face about everything whilst going thro heart problems himself.