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Post surgery report

Just got back from post surgery tests and Dr visits.

Dr asked first off if I felt good about the results of the surgery. I told him he was definitely my Friend! Dr says that everything looks great! During the surgery he was amazed at the pericardium. He said it was like peeling bark off a tree. And very thick. They could see a definite increase in volume that the heart was putting out as they went along. In the end there was almost double the volume!!! Exactly what we were hoping for. The only question left to answer now is if there was any damage done to the Heart Muscle itself. So far no indications. Only time will tell on that one.

He did finally tell me that with this surgery there would be a lot of pain for a while (slight understatement). He didn’t figure that it make any difference to me before the surgery. And, I was so very motivated to have this surgery, that it wouldn’t have made a difference in my decision to go ahead or not! He was CORRECT! I remember on that day when we agreed to the surgery, he asked me how soon I would want to have it done. I told him I was available that day and any day after.
So, now reconstruction, rebuilding, etc.ย of my muscles and stamina. He said that I would not be running a marathon today. But, it’s not out of the realm of possibility, now. We’ll see what possibilities will open up. It appears that I have a lot of living left to do. ๐Ÿ˜€

To thank these people and Hospital is really not enough. But it’s all I have. So,

Thank you

Billings Clinic

Dr. Kolla

Dr. Millikan

All of the great RN’s LRN’s, CPAs, Assistants, aids et all!

Way too many to name. But, they all made a remarkable imprint on my spirit and soul.

Blessings to all of you. And, thanks for being there for an old guy who right out of anestesia asked if he would be able to play the Banjo!



2 Thoughts on “Post surgery report

  1. RaeLynn on January 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm said:

    Glad to hear all is good!!!

    • Thanks for posting, Rae. For some reason I didn’t get the notice. I’m sure I’ll figure it out, eventually. Have to get your dad’s up and running first. ๐Ÿ˜€

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