"i had a double ablation in May 2015"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital

In May 2015 I had a double ablation under the care of a doctor and their amazing team. I went in a nervous wreck and ready to run away in my pj's the minute I could find the way out.

The nurses kept me calm and relaxed and they all did everything they could to make the operation as stressfree and painless as possible.

I felt frightened and thought that I was going to die either from the problem I was suffering from (Wolf Parkinson White) or from fear itself.

The operation was done under sedation so I knew what was going on but the time seemed to pass extremely fast and was completely pain free.

One and a half hours later I was on the phone to my husband to tell him I had had it done and I was out of theatre. He couldn't believe it - he thought I was ringing to say I couldn't go through with it.

I want to tell all those out there who are afraid to have a heart operation.

There was no-one more afraid than me.

I was able to go back to work a few days later and drive and do exercise a few days later.

How amazing is that?

I had no quality of life and spent my time either on the floor trying to breathe and get my heart rate back to normal or in casualty.

I have been given another lease of life and I intend to live life to the full.

My heart is now normal for the first time since I was born - don't hesitate if you have Wolf Parkinson White to get it sorted!!

Thank you to the doctor and all the team for everything - you do an amazing job - I will never forget what you have done for me!

Happy new year!

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Response from Wythenshawe Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices website.

Your comments will be passed to the relevant Service Managers for Cardiology to share with the appropriate staff.

Staff are always appreciative when a patient takes the time to give such positive feedback.

Kind regards

Patient Experience Department

UHSM

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