I was blessed in 1996 to have the Ross Procedure performed at the University of Michigan by Dr. Bove at the age of 18. The pig valve is still holding on 25 years later, which from what I’ve read, is pretty darn good, however my ascending aortic aneurysm is getting close to 5.5. I have a check in a month. Depending on how things go, I might need to have an artificial valve replaced along with patching up the aneurysm. Needless to say, I’ve been extremely anxious about my condition, but after coming here, I can see that I’m not alone. I am very grateful to be part of this community. Looking forward to what’s next in my journey, and sharing my experience as it unfolds.