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Thoughts on this development?
Anyone heard more about this?
I for one am VERY excited!!!
This would be a dream come true - getting rid of SVT without the dreaded ablation.
Imagine carrying this around and never worrying again...
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Just what you wanna read after having ablation a few days ago haha! 😂
Can i ask why they went via both? They only went in my right groin...which was bad enough. Mine was 4 years ago, successful id say as im still kicking.
One thing i regret, and a top tip for you is not to over do it early on.
I was obsessed with building my heart strength up after years of SVT attacks. 240bpm recorded in A+E....and fat loss. So i was doing hiit ttaining on treadmill and when you look back i realise how stupid that was whilst my heart was sore.
Hopefully that helps.....it may not.
I remember distictly the groin took a while to heal. And even after the bruising, there was a hard lump which would be numb but tender...and a year later i was still very taught. Walking lundges was definitely a no go!
The whole back to work think is a varible.
Some people are off for a week with a common cold or a stiff neck. My GP signed me off fortnightly.
I work for the NHS so sick leave is very considerate and 4 weeks was no biggie,others are not so fortunate. I would suggest taking 3 weeks minmum if you get paid, or longer if you hate the place lol.
Its not just the wound that needs to heal. I mentally was traumatized on a mild standard as i too was awake through the entire process. It actually make me laugh now when people say they have heart burn...i say try a branding iron in side your heart then were discuss this further lol lol. But mental recovery is also important.
I was on 2.5mg bisprolol for a week after which stop the whole fight ir flight thing...(my wedding was literally seven days after ablation). I remember the ambulance driver saying to me. Its the best excuse hes seen to prevent a marriage haha.....whilst im sat there bricking it.
Having said that. My issue, much like others become controlling. Some days i wouldnt know if was my last as the flatline effect after the SVT felt like it was lasting longer and longer.
And now its over..well lofe can continue normally
Yea I work in a government run school so time off is covered, seeing that I’m supposed to go back to work on Monday and can still barley walk i might just request more leave. Since I work in a nursery the kids will literally destroy me haha! 😬
Yea I’m worried about my leg waiting for a call back from 111 now. Might be nothing but I also have a hard lump and I’m very anxious about medical stuff and worry about everything :O . The hospital explained lots of what to expect during recovery with your heart but didn’t really go into details about the groin .
Yea the surgery was pretty tough and yea that feeling was just the weirdest feeling I have ever experienced. I’m so on 1.25mg of bisprolol and aspirin for a month.
Wow can’t believe you got married seven days after, congrats!
Yea I’m glad it’s over, they said it was a success so here is hoping we don’t ever have to go through it again 😬 x
I have had only one svt that needed a visit to ER. I am scheduled next Friday but I can't stop thinking if I am doing it before it is really that bad, every other episode has gone away in less than 20 seconds. Also how was being awake for you guys ric and Rachel. That is my worst fear of this is that my doc says I must be awake, not that I am excited about being put to sleep either but I have panic disorder and anxiety as it is and wonder how I can make it through them giving me shots and playing with my heart. Would you guys have done it in my situation with only one lasting episode?
Great name by the way😉.
I would say go for it.
I was having svt attacks from 14ish and only went to the docs about them when i was 21. I had ECG'S, casset recorders amd so on at that point. You know what they found? Nothing. I had people claiming that i was making it up etc.
So , I suffererd in silence for what felt like forever. I wae wishing they would fix me but didmt know what i had. Coukdnt even google it as wasnt diagnosed. This forum was what i was praying for when in your situation!
Anyway, i was not diognosed until my SVT attack didnt settle as per norm..instead i ended up in AF(like my tickover needed adjusting).
Made me feel very odd . My wife forced me to go to A+E . They gave my some IV liquid which took an hour to regulate my heart rate. However, im now thinking? This is a quick fix whats stopping it happening again....
They said yep, all clear back to gp etc etc. Anyways, as i stamd up , bang (with impeccable timing) svt attack.they rig me back up to the live feed pulse thingy majic and then it stops....stand uo again bam...its back. I literally could not stand up with out getting an svt attack. At that point they realised im a dead man walking unless they sort it. Blue lightend me to BRISTOL hospital and fitted me in just like that.
Although i was stessed, i was also happy. The thoughybof being normal was amazing. Because i had no idea what i had or how to treat it i was completely oblivious to what ti expect. This is where your less fortunate in my opinion. You jave been diognosed, youve done your research....but now the worry kicks in.
The awake part is definitely an issue. I completely get that. (I had another unrelated procedure through the neck in the arteries a 2 years later) amd i panicked as i knew that feeling of being awake and helpless.
Having said that. The experience i had was out of this world. The electro stems inside the heart , over riding the heart was insane. They decided when i had an attack inorder to locate the problem area. But they will give you morphine , which i had after first ho on the laser....that was seriously hot inside. Pumped me full of morphine amd you sort of away with the fairies but still contious .
You come out and no waking up required.
Do it! Think about the after. Your groin will heal! I do weighted squats now and no issue. Allow a year for numbness to subside
Remember this is based on my experience and will be different for everyone.
I felt that Because they talked me through it and i knew it was them doing it, that it wasn’t as scary as when I had one naturally. I just breathed through it. Also they give you sedation to help you relax.
You might be told not to drink a few hours before the procedure ( I was) and go toilet just before you go in. At my hospital I was told I had to lay minimum of 4 hours. However for me personally it was 6 and a half hours. Then they will get you up for the toilet or bring one to you (as they did in mine) I didn’t go home because of the time i came out and my hospital doesn’t like you going home after a certain time. But people do go home just depends on you, the time etc... personally I felt better staying over the night.
Yea my groin is fine thanks for asking , it’s ‘normal’ apparently haha! I just worry too much 😆
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