Wednesday after I cycled around Greenham common I started to feel a bit rough. I was sweating, had palpation's, fast heart rate, dizziness and light headed. Oh shit it's back. Through Thursday I was at work fitting some kit, every time I stood up I felt dizzy. I booked myself in to see the consultant on Friday night. He confirmed my fears, the AF has come back. That's it I've been told to start more medication and take it easy and de-stress.
I've another appointment Wednesday to see a new cardiologist about my problem. I've asked for a permanent fix, it comes in the guise of Catheter Ablation. The treatment is to burn away the problem areas in the heart using a Catheter inserted from the groin. There are risks that the wrong parts can be damaged meaning you may need to have a pace maker fitter.
I didn't realise but this was already on the cards for me. The doc said after my heart was fixed my heart rate was at 44bpm, caused by the being enlarged.
All sounds pretty complex.. yeh. In a nutshell my heart rate is currently any where between 60bpm and 220bpm, it doesn't contract properly so the oxygenated blood sits in the heart causing the breathless feeling, dizziness and all the other stuff. Hopefully the doc I see Wednesday will give me a date to be fixed proper. I've just got to take the medicine and be a good lad for now.
The whole situation is a bit crap. I can't get on with things everything is back on hold. I'm off before I depress myself more...