Here’s another success story I just spotted. This one came out of Huffington, WV. It’s about J.C. Price, a football coach who suffered from AF, but who is now back in the game.
He went in for a cathetar ablation, and is doing better now. You can read the full story here.
I sort of wish these newspapers would do follow-up stories when they feature a success story. We always hear about the initial success, but we never hear anything after that, and as we know sometimes people have to have a second procedure after completing a cathetar ablation.
I don’t wish that on the coach, of course. I hope he has many years of normal sinus rhythm ahead of him. I just think it would be nice to know for sure.
Still, there are a lot of positives here. The ablation went smoothly, and J.C. Price was able to start coaching again within a week of the procedure, which I think is really awesome. He did take a “slow office” day on his first day back, but he that was it. After that he went back to full time duties.
I’m sure he thinks it’s really awesome too, since the article spoke of his frustration at having to take it easy, sitting in the press box to observe games in the days leading up to his surgery.
And any success story simply helps offer some hope that AF doesn’t have to be forever for everyone. That’s always a great thing to think about. :)