Just got back from my ablation

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Not going to lie it was rough. Main reason is what we talked about yesterday. Took Xanax on way to hospital and then they gave me a little propoffol and Verced. She wasn't giving up so triggered and injected me for 3 hours, I final heard her say lets ablate and next thing I knew I was out and waking up in recovery. She is 95 percent sure she got it. My advice would be it is worth giving it a try and definitely try and take as little calming meds as you can if you want a quicker procedure. 

Also my heart rate is higher than normal when I do anything this evening, I assure it is from the trama involved.

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    I am not totally sure how I ended up with POTS. Never heard of it before 3 weeks ago. As far as the Ablation doctor causing it, I have wondered the same thing the last 3 weeks. 2 weeks ago my legs and feet got so extremely swollen that the cardiologist I saw told me that the blood is not going back up and I am in heard failure. The last year has been a total blur with all the Ablations and my heart rate staying between 140-180 at rest. I am totally lost for words and emotions at this point. 
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    Good to hear. Just rest up and let your family look after you.

    i was unfortunate as my first attempt was unsuccessful. The EP thought he could not trigger me because I was taking a benzo

    I have tried 3 times. No go but for different reasons

    So happy for you.

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      The first I mentioned could not be triggered because of the benzo.

      At that time, He thought I had AVNRT

      The second one he was able to tigger me.  I was off those meds. But in the study he found out thaat I did not have AVNRT, but it was AT.  He needed the 3D mapping machine for that, and it was not set up

      The third,  (May 7th)  Was to be a different procedure  Boy, it sure was.

      I had to have an arteriol line in my wrist to monitor my internal blood pressure.  They attempted 5 times in my right wrist, and 2 times in my left wrist.   The pain was incrediable.

      I also had to have a foley catheter.  That took 4 tries.    By time all this was done, I was looking for the parking lot........

      After about 30 minutes in the cath lab doing the prep etc,  putting the catheter in my groin, and a catheter in my left collar bone, again the pain was incredible

      He was able to trigger me this time, and started the study.

      Then all of a sudden, my bp went to  250/110.  They gave me meds to lower it, but it did not.   Then they gace me nitro to lower bp.   My bp went to 80/40,   So they then gave me something to raise bp.

      I felt so weird and unwell.

      He keep coming out and talking to me.   They then felt I was stable and he said he wanted to give me some adrenaline, and walked back into the computer area.

      By time he got back there, I called out and said.    You know what?   I am done with this.......

      They unhooked me which seemed to take forever. i just wanted to go home.

      Then of course there is that 4 hours where you have to lay flat. and by bp was still low, so I felt like crap

      Finally, I was able to leave. We had a 45 minute drive home, while I sat in the car and had a melt  down 

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      I wouldn't give up, I did a lot of research to find the doctor and talked to a lot of people. My doc was trained at Stanford and she had a team of about 8 people in there. They had all the latest tech. She told my family that it was hard to trigger because of the Benzo's and I wasn't off the beta blocker that long but she wasn't giving up and used ever trigger she knew until she could figure out the area causing it. I really think this whole thing is based on equipment and doctor skill. Don't give up. On another note. I just posted another thread. When should I take off the bandage and then how should I take care of it after that?

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      i was told 48 hours for the groin, and 24 hours for the collarbone and wrist.  I left it longer actually left on longer. Because I had 5 areas in total and was so bruised, I really did not want to look at them
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