I had a part peridectomy on the 27th of August and am today feeling very well. I can walk for 1.5 hours at a good pace, can ride a bike and generaly do a lot of things I could not do before the procedure. about 70% of the pericardfia was removed but at the back of the heart it become too difficult as the calcification was embedded in the heart muscle. However I have been assured that this will have no effects on the functions of the heart.
I had discomfort but little pain and was up and about 2 days after.The nursing staff were fantastic and helped me stay positive.My wife, 2 daughter and 3 sons are all very gratefull and so am I.
I feel that being here typing this message is a miracle but that is modern technology.
Your Dad will have had his ops by the time u read this and I am sure that all will be allright for him. Take one day at the time and look forward to a happy tomorrow. U need to stay positive for your sake and more important for his.
I am on a number of medications, Tambocor, Inspra, Lanoxin,
Lasix, Slow K and Colgut ( Gout) and these control fluid, blood pressure, heart beats ( keeping them safe). I will most probably never be off them but the quality of life is incredible compared to what I went through for a long time and working full time as well.
I ask the you focus on the good things in life, the things money cannot buy, the friendhips you have, the people that care and those that think about you and your Dad. Yes there could be some though moments ahead but fear of the unknown is the
demon and one you need to slay immediately. Stick to the facts and do not worry about all the possible evetualities. Life does not work like that. If I worried about all that could go wrong I would have never gone ahead with the operation. But it had to be done for me to have a chance to spend more time with my loved ones. I am sure that your Dad shares some of these sentiments.
I am sorry for rambling on so much but only wish I could help you more.
Regards, Hardwood, the Aussie.