Hi Linda, Please don't be afraid! I had an ablation about 9 years ago. I put it off for a couple years after my cardiologist suggested it, because I went on the Internet and read a bunch of stuff that scared me to death! I waited until my heart was out of rhythm ALL the time and I felt so lousy I figured I had nothing to lose. I didn't care to live feeling so crappy. So I had the ablation, stayed overnight in the hospital and went home the next day – and it put my heart in rhythm and I felt good almost from the beginning. The first month my heart still went out of rhythm from time to time, but I didn't feel bad. It took a little while to settle in. My doc said that was normal. My medications needed to be adjusted a few days later to less! About a month in the rhythm clicked in like Flynn I was quite overweight at the time, however, and about six months after I told my doctor I felt really good and was glad I had the ablation done but I still didn't have a lot of energy. He told me about Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book, EAT TO LIVE. I went on that way of eating immediately and within 10 months I'd lost 67 pounds and felt absolutely terrific!!! This lasted for 8 plus years. Recently, my AFIB came back. Fortunately, I do not feel bad even so. I havn't seen my ablation doc yet, however, I plan to, and if he says I should have another ablation, I would not hesitate! Not for a minute. Good luck and I hope to hear from you on this forum after your ablation! Please, Linda, do keep in touch with us.