What a day! I already had a routine appointment with the GP but woke up with atrial fibrillation so appointment was well timed. First time for 2 years. Because of my very complicated medical history he wasn't sure what he could do, couldn't alter the drugs as most are at the top dose already. After some discussion he said I really needed to go to hospital but he wanted to send me, by ambulance, to the Royal Gwent in Newport. I wasn't keen as I am being treated at Southmead in Bristol. Complication is that he works in Wales and I live in England. He can't choose but I can, but he wasn't sure whether he could send an acutely ill patient to an English hospital. We compromised by his giving me all my notes, including a letter from my cardiologist which I had not seen before, and my husband taking me to A & E at Southmead. So in we went, and I had excellent care, but the duty doctor called my consultant just to let him know, and he came down to talk to me. The upshot of this is that I am booked in for an urgent cardioversion, that I discovered that they are not sure what to do for the best, that I am a therapeutic challenge, and that the consultants don't agree on the best way forward. The cardiologist thinks I should continue the original dose of dronedarone because it works, the respiratory physician wants me to stop it because he is sure it has worsened my lung condition. Cardiologist is going to hurry things up and see what is possible. My lungs are worse than my heart, but the original congenital problem I had is worse too and they are not sure what effect that will have. One thing they all agree on, thank goodness, is that I am lucky to be alive and they would quite like to keep it that way. So do I, especially when my gorgeous grandson rushes to hug me with a beaming smile. My husband sons and daughters in law are pretty good too and I feel blessed. The biggest downside is that we have had to cancel our May holiday to Lanzarote with my brother, but he is going to come and stay here for a week instead. I feel blessed that I am still here and plan to enjoy what I can.