I used to post..and lurk early last year while I was waiting to be summoned for mitral valve surgery/repair. I am in the UK and,as you all know, our health system is very different to yours in the United States. My valvular heart disease is said to be in the medium severity range. I expected to have surgery last Sept BUT, in July, after I'd had an exceptionally high INR (over 10) - some of you might remember that post - It was discovered that I had been overdosed on Warfarin. Please don't be too shocked but I had not noticed that my prescription was wrong! While I was at the heart hospital for a pre-surgery day (at the other end of the UK from where I am) I had a PR bleed and was found to need urgent bowel surgery. Won't go into all that but things are much better now, eating well, putting on weight and outlook good. Now for the reason for this posting - Please let me have your opinions about how long I should wait before getting the heart surgery done. The surgeon said he would review me in three months from the surgery last Aug but I have not been in a rush as the bowel surgery was traumatic - in fact they say it is a bigger op than the heart job. Is the general opinion "sooner rather than later" - what do you think??