Like you, one of my life goals was to see the year 2000. I'd say we've done a pretty good job of living long after surgeryCongratulations Dick. I also had OHS in 1967, but I had to wait 40 more years for AVR and like you I did not expect to live to a grand old age. I hoped to see in the new year 2000. I am now 613868 hours young and hoping to celebrate 1000000 hours hmmm only 44 more years to go.
When I was seven or eight years old, I was thinking about 2000. What would I be like? Would I even live that long? I'm sure I had other questions (but none of them were the crazy fears that some people had 22 or 23 years ago about the world coming to an end just because the calendar rolled over)