- Apr 28, 2010
- Southeast Missouri, USA
Today is the 12th anniversary of my aortic valve/aneurysm surgery. It was a 6 hour surgery and I now have a St Jude grafted aortic valve. I’ve had a few bumps along the way—lost the upper lobe of my right lung due to lung cancer (never smoked a day in my life) and 2 rounds of endocarditis. My cardiologist who everyone loves is leaving to teach at KCMU. But overall I’m feeling great and am very grateful for my ticking valve.