That was the worst ever experience of my whole life.
Before you read this i suggest you first think to yourself this is probably a one off, and doesnt happen to everyone.... i dont think.
I had my ablation on the 16th and i am still recovering. This is going to be a very long post as i wanted to know the ins and outs of the procedure and i couldnt find anyone who told me them, so im going to tell u step by step about my procedure.
I was walked down to the theatre where i was told to lay on this freezing cold table thing. Then they put 4 freezing cold pads on my body and the usual sticky pads so they can monitor your heart rate. They pulled a big screen at one side of me and right above me i had a big machine that moved up and down my body quite often during the procedure, and very close to my chest. Then they started to give me the local anasthetic in my groin, this took about 15 mins i think it felt like he was nippping my vein and pulling it through my skin it was very painful for me. Then he started on my other groin
I was very upset at this time so they decided to give me morpheine, they didnt give me the other drug they said because i was allergic to eggs . So the nurse started to flush this morpheine through my body and i felt pain in my chest and neck so the surgeon told her to stop the flushing. So during my procedure i had no sedative what so ever. It was awful as i couldnt see anyone apart from the nurse stood miles away from me, because of the radiography thing above me. All i could hear was about 8 people saying they couldnt understand how easy they could set my tachycardia off. They were setting off my tachycardia then stopping it continuously i felt like a guinea pig. It was start the AV node again, start this again. I was so scared as i had no-one telling me what was going on.
After about 2 hours i shouted STOP and they came round to me and asked what was wrong, i told them i had had enough and i wanted them to stop this procedure right away. The surgeon said he just wanted to try one more thing as he couldnt ablate me anyway
He wanted to start my arythmia and give me that drug (dont know its name) that makes u feel like u r dying, to see if it slowed down my heart rate. I knew exactly what he meant and i refused.
So they took out the wires and WHOOPEE just my luck I had my tachycardia start on its own So they asked me if i wanted then to insert the wires again to stop it, i agreed so they inserted the wires but they said they couldnt stop it and they needed to give me that awful drug. I yet again disagreed to it but they gave me it anyway what a awful feeling that was. It didnt stop my tachycardia so they gave me a stronger dose.
After they had finished playing with me I was took back to my bed. I was shivering so much, they let me go home later on.
Since after having this procedure I have felt so ill. Ive had a temperature, i have been getting violent headaches and i can hardly move my neck. I dont feel myself at all. Maybe its a reaction to some of the drugs i have no idea. My headaches go for about 30 mins and then its back with avengence. I am still feeling ill and this headache is coming again so my mum is taking me to the doctors.
Apparantly after they have studied what they did to me, they believe now that they have found the problem and it is in the centre of the heart, which he says is more riskier but i can have it ablated in 2 months time I dont know about that, i dont think i can go through all this again.
I hope i havent put people off this procedure, this is my personal experience and we are all different. I have to go now before my head explodes take care everyone xxx