Hello Diane & Mrs Buck,
I haven't been on the site for a while with work & all but I am very sorry I missed the posts you all have been making over the past month or so. The Internet is filled with good & bad info & it does scare people. I am reading through all your posts & all I can say is open heart surgery is tough stuff but this procedure of stripping of removal is more common than people think. It is often done with other procedures as was mine. People with afib can't tolerate the pressure of the perciardium squeezing the heart & that often sends them into afib as was the case with me. Scary yes, but quite easy for a good surgeon & it sounds like you all have found the proper help,
My email is in a little envelope box next to my posts if you care to write directly.
I am now 3 years after & feel better than ever. I will pray for all of your well being & be happy to answer what I know f it isn't too late.
Diane, I too had a Maze at the same time, remeber the heart will be unsettled for a 3-4 months but things will be fine, I was still getting afib symptoms for a few weeks after the surgery & at 4 weeks it went away & never came back, The nerves have either been cut, burned or frozen depeding on what type of maze they did , the nerves are going to be really wild being disturbed like that . but things calm down fast after 4 weeks or so, Don't anyone lose faith, they are good at this stuff now days, I will keep a better eye on the the message board from here on in,