Oh Gosh Deb!! I am so sorry I didn't see this sooner We actually have a long standing thread on pericardiectomy. There are many people who just post to that thread on the surgery. I am going to leave the link to that thread here for you but I am also going to copy your post into that thread so the other members can start to reply.
If you have any problems navigating the forum please do message me...my e-mail is right under my user-name in the envelope. Take care and know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.