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I made it through the ablation

Nov 06, 2008 - 10 comments



I’m fresh out of the hospital.  The ablation lasted 6hrs. My Dr. was determined to bring on a run of VT all he got was 5 beats of it.  I did not do well with the pacing of my heart. The meds made me sick to my stomach and I was alert for about 2hrs or more at the end. He did ablate some areas.

That night I had 3 or 4 beats of VT. My magnesium and potassium were off so they think that may have caused it.
The nurse told me they really do not think it was anything to worry about. She said they don't alert the Dr unless it more than 10beats.

They sent me to the cath lab on Wednesday to check for any blockages. No blocks but they found that one of my arteries and veins connect. They are not worried about this.  

I am home and my heart is doing flip/flops not really sure if I am cured because of the VT beats after the ablation.

I am thinking if he could not bring on a long run then maybe I will never have one again. I still have to take the meds but they really don not bother me.

Will see Dr in 4weeks.

All in all it really was not that bad. Don't think I would do it again though.

Thank to all of you for all the good wishes and support. I really do not think I could have made it with out all of you :)


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489725 tn?1280052553
by lagoya, Nov 06, 2008
hey
gald to see u are home and feeling good flip-flops and all ,it;s good that at least they did ablate some areas and sometimes after a producre like that the heart will have a bit of a tantrum after being invaded i sure this will settle down in a few days .
i hope u enjoy your rest and hope this has been resolved for u

best wishes

21064 tn?1309308733
by Momto3, Nov 06, 2008
Hi Roe,

I posted on the thread on the forum : )

I'm so glad you're home and you won't have to worry about the "impending ablation" anymore : )
YEAH!!

Fingers crossed that the procedure worked and the whole thing will be only a distant memory.

BTW, I'm taking the car back to the garage until someone else needs a ride.....LOL

Glad to hear it was "really not that bad."  I still don't like that you were awake and nauseous though...UGH!

627839 tn?1226346299
by rbeans, Nov 06, 2008
hey I thought I got to keep the car!!!!!

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by mabebesc, Nov 07, 2008
Hi Roe,

I am so happy it is all behind you now!  It's not unusual for your heart to do flip flops after the procedure because it got pretty irritated from all the poking around.  Just get lots of rest and things will settle down as time goes on.
Keep in touch!
Betty

21064 tn?1309308733
by Momto3, Nov 08, 2008
Sorry Roe, the car goes back!!  LOL

How are you feeling today?  I remember being a little tired and my leg was a little sore, but other than that, not too shabby.  I did have flip-flops and a little tachy, but nothing too bad and it eventually resolved.  '

Hope you're enjoying this weekend : )

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by jtownjeanne, Nov 08, 2008
jtownjeannie  11/8/2008
went on bystolic 2 weeks ago I am having headached, upset stomach pains in my legs and kees. had double knee replacement 1 year ago. , i get tight and heavy feelings in my feet and legs and face.Does any one else get these side effects.Ddoes bystolic effect neuroyhap.My heart rare is goo but my blood pressure is not.


489725 tn?1280052553
by lagoya, Nov 08, 2008
hi i just post back to see how u are feeling today ..was there any champagne in the ablation car ?

627839 tn?1226346299
by rbeans, Nov 10, 2008
No champagne but that is an excellent idea!!  I am feeling ok just the flip-flops I can't take them. Ugggggggh.

Can't wait to put this all behind me. I really want my life back.

How r u?

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by Brooke_38, Nov 10, 2008
Arghhhhhhhhhh! Sorry Roe...Where the heck were my manners when I forgot to roll out the red carpet and cider on ice that I had promised to have waiting for you!:)

Give you flip flops some time. It's your heart telling you that it's ticked off for all that it went through:)))

627839 tn?1226346299
by rbeans, Nov 10, 2008

Brooke_38

Well we will have to wait for the no VT party I am planning on line.

How are you today??????


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