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  • #16
    Hi Everyone, thanks for the good thoughts on my cardioversion. I'm still feeling really good. My burns are all gone. Now that I know what it feels like, you can bet I will be the doctor's office the minute I feel it so I can get cardioverted asap !! It was interesting to read about the different kinds of defibrillators used. I am learning so much about all this. I haven't talked to my doctor since the CV. He was gone the minute I woke up. (Unless he told me something and I don't remember). I left a mssg for him because I'm not sure what I'm suppose to do next. So I am just continuing to take the Coumadin, which I assume I will be on for a long time and my Atenolol, which I have taken forever. I don't know if he plans on putting me on meds for keeping me out of Afib or not. He did tell me earlier that he would like to keep me off those if possible because of side effects. I guess it depends on if I stay out of Afib or not. I also wanted to ask him if it's ok to start exercising. I missed it so much. I want to do some light exercise. I went to my yoga class tonight and it felt so good. And I rode the stationery bike a little yesterday and today just to see how I felt. I felt great. No shortness of breath at all. I made sure I drank plenty of water and stopped after 15 minutes. I felt like I could have gone on for another half hour with no problem. It felt like I have never been away from the gym. My doctor told me before the CV that I should be fine exercising as long as I kept it really low key and did not over do it. So that is what I am doing. I'm just so worried any little thing is going to send me into Afib again. Any thoughts? Thanks again for your thoughts and support.
    JoAnna

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    • #17
      Joanna,

      My EP told me not to exercize for a month after my CV because of the 'stunning' that occurs after a-fib. I'm not sure of what it is exactly, but I believe the atria are not quite right for several days after conversion, even though you may be in sinus rhythm. Nevertheless, I've been doing some walking which I'm sure is ok.

      Next week I will three months since my myectomy and my surgeon told me it will be ok to go surfing again. I surf all the time normally, so being out of the water for somthing like 13 weeks has been ****. Can't wait....

      Cheers,

      Paul
      Age 38, dad of two young children, dx 1996, myectomy March 2005, a-fib issues, due for ICD soon.

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