Thanks for that, Lindsay. I'll try a recumbent bike in the gym and ease back into exercise. As for the ablation itself, I had a pulmonary vein isolation first, which was a fairly major procedure under general anaesthetic. But it did get rid of the atrial fibrillation. The recurrence then was diagnosed as atrial flutter for which the procedure is slightly simpler - under sedation rather than anaestetic and you only end up with one bruised groin! I'm not sure how complicated the procedure for AVNRT is, though. Are you currently able to run at all?
Not sure how many of you are still on the forum, but thought you might like to hear some of my experinces. To cut a long story short, after a hospital stay, copious amounts of drugs, months of waiting and no real cure, they finally did an ablation which appeared to work. After two weeks of recovery, a few walks and some pilates, I ventured out on the tennis court. Boom - my heart starts racing again and would not stop, until they did another ablation a week later (last Wednesday). I'm feeling OK, but seriously scared to do any exercise for a long while at the risk of AF returning. Ruth, any advice?