Fascinating rhythm

The prettiest music I know is the dull rhythm of a heart doing what it’s supposed to do. Beep. Beep. Beep. I am, as they say, converted, which sounds like and almost is a religious experience. And the only ill effect I know of is a very sore chest from ripping hairs out with the sticky pad that held the wires that ended my afib. The procedure itself took maybe 15 minutes and I’m back to being me. Except now I’m paranoid about every heart beat. But I’m grateful. Thanks to you all for your kind words and thoughts. Now we’ll see how long this lasts….

  • http://bennett.com/blog Richard Bennett

    At least you don’t have Open Sores on your chest, you can be thankful for that too.

  • http://www.mythusmageopines.com/mt Alan Kellogg

    Good on ya. But, be careful if your heart rate is too steady. :)

  • Right of Center

    Glad to hear it.

  • Mumblix Grumph

    15 minutes? Man, they had me on that damn table for over three friggin hours! You must have had a different precedure than I did.

    I’m glad, REALLY glad to hear it went so well for you.

    Take care.

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    MG:
    I just had the shock.You, as I remember, had the catheter nerve ablation, which I may get if I keep going out of rhythm.

  • http://john.mignault.net/blog jbm

    3 hours? I wish! My ablation took close to 8 hours. Worked though. I am off all arrhythmia and blood thinners for just about 8 mos now.

  • Tom Schaffner

    This is great news, Jeff. I wish you the best.

    Tom

  • Allen Barr

    Great news Jeff. And don’t be paranoid — just stay vigilant. I too know more about my cardio aparatus than I would care to admit, and it’s easy to fall back into bad habits (not that you ever had any!). All best,

    Allen

  • penny

    Great News Jeff

    I dont know the medical names, but my dad had that for over 15 years, when he got stressed out his heart would start beating a million miles a minute, he would lay down and hold his breath for as long as he could then do it again and again and hopefully within a few minutes it would go back to normal.

    He was on meds for most of that time. Then it starting getting worse, happening every day and he wasnt able to control it with the breathing….

    about 10 years ago they but a wire into his heart, up through his groin and “rewired” it as he says…took a couple of hours.

    It was more of a computer tech procedure than a doctor procedure

    to this day NO drugs, and NO heart problems, it did wonders for him, and that was awhile ago, so I can imagine how the technology has probably changed to help you.

    Good Luck

  • http://badhairblog.blogspot.com Fausta

    Glad to hear it.
    Be well.

  • Callisto

    Hello! Interested in more about catheter nerve ablation therapy. My grandmother has severe Afib and she is on Lanoxin and Coumadin to no avail. She has to take Xanax to calm herself because her hear rate is generally 160bpm or higher, 90% of the time. Other than Afib, she is a healthy 69 year old woman. I would like to see her get well and if ablation is safer than the maze procedure or other surgical procedures, I’d prefer she do that. Thanks!

  • http://ruthcalvo ruth

    Good that you are regular, your heart beat that is. Try not to read the news and you can stay that way. Seriously, good to hear.