Thursday, October 30, 2008

Here's what the doctor says...

Ok so, as you already know from my previous post that I have SVT. Well, I went to see the electrophysiologist on Tuesday. He explained to me that because of how high my heart rate gets when I go into an episode, that the best thing for me is to go ahead and have what they call an ablation. They will go up through the groin into the artery, into the heart, in order to find where the extra electrical system, (so to speak), is within my heart, once they find that, he will go and cauterize, (burn off), that extra part. This is all freaking me out. I've never had any type of surgery before and it makes it even worse that it's all with in the heart. I know that it is better then staying on medication for the rest of my life, but the risks always sacre me. But I will trust in God. He knows what to do, I will still be scared, but I know tht God has control. So, this is the update. Novemeber 24th I will be going in to have the SVT "cured". That's all I have for now, I don't know what time it is, I will know that on the 21st. I will be coming back from Califorina on the 20th, go to the hospital on the 21st for pretests, then on monday the 24th go in for the procedure. That's all for now. And this will probably be that last post about this until after everything is done to help prevent me for becoming to overwhelmed with it. Thanks again.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathi... thanks for visiting my blog.

    I had SVT. I also had an ablation back in 1996. It worked perfectly. I know it is scary, but the procedure was smooth and a quick recovery.