Hi Everyone, Hope you all feel pretty ok this weekend! I’ve not written any of my own posts recently, just answered to try to help others.
Now I’m back on the other side - eek 😱
Don’t know if anyone would recall I posted about my previous ablations (we’re talking 2007/2019 ish) and unfortunately my experiences were extreme pain to the point of shaking and I’m not wimpy by any means. Only this year did I find out the real reason fo the issues following MRI heart scan - they found there had been previous heart punctures that had filled with blood in the pericardium, they have now turned to scarring but at the time it was never revealed despite scans - I was told they were ‘burn blisters’ at the time!!
So I am asking you all - is it really that painful if it all goes right? I’m due my third ablation on Wednesday and after the previous experiences I’m not looking forward to it, they are giving me GA as I told them of past experiences and also the fact the so called sedation kept my eyes close most of the time but I woke many times during procedures to feel severe pain but not able to vocalise towards the end - I’ll leave it there!
So, just wondering how others going through the procedure - what is it like after? Is it still severe pain for many weeks, what’s the normal recovery like, etc etc What can you do, when, etc
Thank you so much as I know from the past you’re all brilliant advisors and and so supportive.
Happy weekend xx