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Day 5- 22.10.12

Oct 22, 2012 - 1 comments

day 5

















I have felt much better today.
I think a big part of it is being more accepting of how my body is, after getting so many helpful responses from other people on this website who have had ablations.
I am accepting that my heart and chest area is not as comfortable as it was before the ablation.
I am accepting that my heart rhythm is different to how it was pre-ablation and that i am a lot more aware of it throughout the day.
Previously I only noticed it, if my heart raced or fluttered. Now I feel aware of my chest and heart area most of the time unless i do things that distract me.

Today I tried to do things that made me feel happy and distracted me from my physical symptoms without being too tiring.
I am lucky to have extended family living in our home- my son, his partner and my six week old granddaughter. (nicknamed 'Blossom' by me)
I had lots of Blossom time today as her Mum had a hard night.
I looked after Blossom for a few hours while her Mum caught up on some sleep.
We went for a little walk to the local shop (only a few minutes walk) The stroller made a great walking aid.
I enjoyed feeling useful and I was certainly distracted from myself.

I sat down often and relaxed.
I got a stool and did a few dishes sitting at the sink. I set the timer for 10 minutes and then stopped and had a rest.
In the evening i made dinner, just a simple pasta dish, but i had a great sense of achievement.

My heart area had the burny ache again in the late afternoon and tonight.
It is 10.30pm now and I think I would have felt better if i went to bed an hour ago.

i have decided not to go back to work tomorrow. I will wait until at least a week after the ablation.
I hope to have a good sleep tonight and feel even better tomorrow.

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by demps123, Oct 22, 2012
Glad to hear you are feeling better within yourself. I think the best advice I have been given is not to rush into anything. Sohaving more time off work is a good idea if you don't feel up to going back. My ep told me to take a week off.

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