Hi everyone who wished me luck prior to my open heart surgery, and to new members. Well I had my surgery on 3rd dec tumour successfully removed from my heart . Results confirmed it was benign. I had my cox- maze procedure for permanent AF at the same time. This too appeared to be working although warned may take 12 months to see full results, I was in intensive care 6 days and came home after 19 days total. Was to see cardiologist Monday surgeon on 29th and rehab on 10 th February. Had 24 hr ECG monitor Monday cardiologist rung yest apparently my heart regularly over the 24 hrs my heart stops beating anything from 4-8 seconds, advice stop meds, don't drive, don't go in water and don't drink. I need a pacemaker now hopefully will know Monday when as it's urgent. To dial 999 if feel unwell. Been having dizzy spells and postural drop on BP and pulse. And v tired assumed everything settling post surgery. The saga continues but hey ho at least found (again).