Im kinda in the same boat. except I have episodes of afib. I was scheduled to have it done yesterday and chickened out. I have been going back and forth now for several months.
Why? Because after 54 years of SVT which towards the later years occurred 3 to 5 times per month, my cardiologist cautioned me about letting it go on into my later years. Mom was nearing 60 at the time. The electrophysiologist I chose (one of 3 I saw) uses general sedation for the majority of his procedures, so consequently the experience was quite comfortable and very positive, and I was back to work after a long weekend of recuperation.
....and I still can't type!
"I was nearing 60 at the time"
I got an ablation because I was having to get an electro cardio version (shocked) about every 90 days...
That was six years ago and I have not had afib since. It gave me my life back....that was easy..claytex