I had my first ablation back in March 2015. I was tremendously fortunate to get over 7 1/2 years of total AFIB freedom from that one ablation, but it all came to an end on Thanksgiving Eve. My AFIB not only returned, but the episode lasted almost 72 hours and required an electrical cardioversion to end it.
I wanted to write on the topic of COVID-19, vaccines, and atrial fibrillation because I wanted to provide a place for you, the reader, to voice your thoughts, opinions, and experiences on the topic.
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 am writing this on the one-year anniversary of my successful afib ablation. When I was suffering with atrial fibrillation I read every “testimony” I could find looking for hope. My story is one of hope and recovery, and it is my intent to inspire others who are dealing with this debilitating condition to seek treatment, and to not accept that AFib is something you must live with.
Helen, an active and energetic 78-year old woman from Canada, shares her recent afib ablation experience. She takes us through the beginning of her afib journey, through her ablation, and then through her 3-month recovery period. She shares a great deal of information that many afibbers will certainly learn from and find useful. If you are older than 70 and have atrial fibrillation and are considering an ablation you’ll definitely want to read her inspirational story!