On March 5th of this year I celebrated four years of afib freedom! It’s been wonderful. In this post I talk about how my ablation four years ago has given me my life back. I also discuss the challenges I continue to have with afib today despite not having had an episode in over four years.
I recently had my annual heart checkup with my local EP. We discussed the results of my echo, various heart medicines to manage afib, when to go to the ER when you have an afib attack, what the “cardioversion window” is all about, and how to prepare for an atrial fibrillation episode. There is a lot of great info in this post. You’ll want to be sure to read it!
It was just a little over two weeks ago that marked the third year of me being 100% free of any atrial fibrillation (without drugs) since my ablation on March 5, 2015. Despite this victory, however, the cloud of afib still lingers.
This was a great year for me as far as my heart and overall health goes. Sure I continued to battle PVCs and PACs on and off throughout the year but I didn’t have any afib and I didn’t have a single health issue of concern.
This year my appointment was on Wednesday, September 27th, and it was totally different from last year’s appointment. My heart was totally calm this year during the appointment and for several days leading up to it.