Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Plumbing Made Simple ... or Not

Big surprise.

The plumbing in my heart isn't like everyone else's plumbing. I actually didn't find that out until AFTER my ablation procedure.

We got there at 6 AM and I was in the Cath Lab at 7:30. The anesthesiologist put me to sleep and the next thing I knew was that I was waking up in that general anesthesia daze.

I felt like crap.

What Debbie told me after they wheeled me in the room was that the procedure took over 6 hours ... not 3 like we had been told. I shouldn't be surprised. The same thing happened with my neurosurgery procedure last July. The reason? My plumbing was different.

Maybe if you cut open my dad, you'd find his heart in his left shoulder and his brain ... well ... I won't even go there. Genetics.

Anyway, it's all done. I finally feel like I can write about it. Truly, this procedure kicked my butt. I think it's probably because I didn't expect it to be this tough. I couldn't sleep or eat at all yesterday in the hospital. Lots of pain when I breathe.

But I was discharged today and am home now, and starting to feel a little better. Hopefully, the afib is gone and this would be my last ablation.

(Unless it turns up in my knee).

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1 comment:

KEN BANKS said...

Glad you're back home. That ablation doesn't sound like anything I want for my AFIB. Especially, 6hour version. Hope your recovery is quick.
Ken