When I had rheumatic fever, back in 1972, I remember that I had to have weekly penicillin injections. In fact, I should have been hospitalized but my mother took such care of me that our family dr at that time said that I'd probably recover better at home.
I remember being in complete bed rest for at least 3 months & then an additional 3 more months just taking it very, very easy at home. I had the penicillin injections that I can remember for at least 6 months.
I had to quit work & go on complete disability because I could not do anything at all. When I first fell ill w/the rheumatic fever, I was so weak that the dr or his nurses, would have to come to our rural home to give me the injections because I was too weak to get up & go anywhere. To tell you the truth, they all thought I was going to die & I know I was very close to dying but here I am still!
I'm not familiar with penedura though but I did not have to be on the penicillin for life.
Take care of yourself.
May/1975: AVR & MVR -- St. Luke's, Houston TX (Denton Cooley, Surgeon)
Dec/1975: MV Repair -- St. Luke's (Dr. Cooley)
Mar/2006: AVR -- St. Luke's, Houston TX (George Reul, Surgeon)
"We've had our moment, the sun and I; now I wait to meet my fate."