I can’t believe this but it’s March 17th (Happy St. Patrick’s Day by the way)! I had my ablation on March 5, 2015. Things have been going so well the past two years that I totally forgot that my two-year post ablation anniversary passed twelve days ago!
I can’t believe 2016 is over already! It went by so fast. At the end of every year I like to reflect and look back at everything that happened along my afib journey. I welcome you to follow me on my look back at 2016. Religious Awakening I’ve been a Christian all of my life but I’ve been a very part-time Christian – only attending church at Christmas and Easter and not thinking much of religion beyond that. After my […]
The following blog post was written by my good friend and editor of Afibbers.org, Shannon Dickson. This is a long post but if you’re considering an ablation to treat your atrial fibrillation, or if you’ve had an unsuccessful ablation, you must read this post! Without further ado, I’ll let Shannon take it from here… As Travis as noted throughout his blog, we tell all our readers at Afibbers.org forum to expect two procedures with a true expert ablationist who does […]
Well December 5th marked the 9-month anniversary of my catheter ablation. I thought I would start this post-ablation update by answering a question I get asked a lot from readers of this blog. The question is, do I regret having a catheter ablation? My answer: NO! My only regret is I didn’t do it sooner. And if the first ablation doesn’t “stick,” I won’t hesitate to have another one. Hell, I’ll have 3 or 4 procedures if necessary! I think […]
When you have a catheter ablation done for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, you can request an official ablation report (or called the operating room report or EP study report). Depending how efficient your hospital is at processing reports and paperwork, you might be able to get one within a few days of your procedure if you request one immediately. I had my ablation done on March 5, 2015 at St. David’s in Austin, TX and my report was available […]