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#1 nan

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:13 AM

Janey,
You have been on my mind. I have been wondering how your cardiac ablation went?
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:58 AM

Nan,
You're a sweetheart!
Well, the ablation didn't go as well as expected. In fact, he's going to have to go back in. Once he got in there, the area that generates the flutters was already scar tissue (from the sclero - I guess), so apparently the flutters were coming from some where else. So he did a couple of hit and miss ablations (OUCH!) and called it a day. He said that he'll "get the mapping guys" to be there the next time to map the conductive points in the atrium and then he'll be able to see where the flutters come from.

He's suppose to call on Monday and set up another ablation but I have lots of questions before I go back in. I know I'm not ready to go back this week - mostly mentally - so it will probably be in couple of weeks. I just don't want anymore hit and misses!

Wish I could have said this went great and I feel great! Hopefully, next time. Thanks for asking Darlin'. Hope you are doing well.

Big Hugs,
Janey

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 12:15 PM

Janey,
Oh, I am sad to hear the procedure did not goes that well. Maybe in a few weeks you will be over the "drama" of this one. I really hope the next one goes well.
Take it easy... and let us know when the next appointment is so we can be thinking of you and support you.
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 12:40 PM

Janey,
Bless your heart! I don't think I would be ready for round 2 for a long time. I am so sorry that it didn't help you out. Take care of yourself!
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:12 PM

Hi Janey,

I'm very sorry how your ablation went. Who'd think we'd have to make sure the "mappers" were there before the procedure was done?

But now we all know, if any ablating is to be done, the mappers must be there, front and center, before they lift a finger.

I'll send you lots and lots of good wishes for "better luck next time." Yipes, it will take courage for you to go round two, won't it?
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:35 AM

Oh Janey,

I'm really sorry to read about your ablation appt. not going so well. I do hope they have more success the second time around. You are a brave one, I think I would not be able to do it a second time.

Hang in there.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:11 AM

:unsure: Hi Janey,
I was sorry to read that the doctor was ill-prepared to perform the ablation... you already had anxiety about this :huh: I have no doubt... had it been at all possible, there would have been many of us right there with you, holding your hands.
Please, just know that we will have our hugs ready at any time :rolleyes:

Hugs, Susie
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:57 PM

Good Grief, Janey!!! Can you catch a break?? Is there a cardiac guy you can see whhile you're in Denver seeing the pulmonary guy by any chance?

Wishing you all the best for the second go round. Let us know before you go so we can get a cheering section send off going for you!

xoxo emmie