I can’t believe I haven’t posted an update on my blog for over two years. Shame on me. Buckle up, though, because I have a lot to say to catch you up to speed. This is your warning. This is a long post, but if you don’t have time to read it, the most important takeaway is that after seven years since my ablation, I continue to be afib-free!
I had my annual checkup with my local EP on Wednesday, March 23rd so I thought I would publish an update to let everyone know how I’m doing 4 1/2 years after my successful afib ablation. I’ll give you a hint. The appointment couldn’t have been any better!
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.