Nov 13, 2012
One month since the ablation procedure.
My bruises have faded to two blotches of darker coloured flesh. The area is no longer tender.
My catheter wounds are not tender either. The largest one is still bumpy but the other two are just tiny scars.
Mostly I feel well. I have energy but I find I can't overspend it. If I do too much then I get very tired and it carries over to the next day.
I am not very fit. I can walk a distance but if i walk quickly I feel a bit light headed.
I have had a few episodes of light headedness. It is often after bending over. One evening I scared myself when i got light headed a bit nauseous. I thought i was going to have another scary racing heart episode and i felt my heart pounding but when i rested for a bit i was fine and my heartrate was normal. In retrospect I think I may have had a bit of a panic attack after the first couple of symptoms.
I am still un-nerved from my afib experience and my heartstopping faint (from the accidental vagus nerve pressure after my procedure). I definitely need some reassurance that i am fine now and that i can trust my heart.
The recovery period has certainly been a lot longer than I expected. I hope that once i get my physical fitness back I will feel great. I certainly haven't had any of my WPW dizzy spells since the ablation and my heartbeat is much more settled. I don't notice many odd beats at all now.