That’s me in the photo on the left during open heart surgery to replace my native aortic valve.

Years ago I was diagnosed with an “organic murmur” and after following it closely with my cardiologist we decided it was a good time to have a replacement of my aortic valve.  I was able to plan for and have exactly the surgery I wanted and I couldn’t be happier with the result!

I look forward to sharing more about my surgery, my new valve and especially what I learned in preparing for my surgery and recovery.

Thanks to everyone who wished me well and helped me through my surgery and recovery!