Yes, I knew at the time I was going to be setting an example of some sort. My family is very long lived. My mom just passed at 96 and I spent time the past few days with her 92 and 90 year old siblings. Same thing on my dads side. my brothers are alive with no issues in their 70's. I literally have to fly though another open heart surgery somehow and get into my 90's, or do well with a tavr and then another tavr. The first step is to have this tavr get me at least 7 more years. After open heart the first 2 times, I was back at work quickly and I stand all day at work and use my arms a lot. We will see. I am not at all confident this has gone the best way. Twice I almost got a mechanical valve, and its more likely than not I would be better off if I had.From looking at your bio I believe you may be the only tavr placed in a bio valve on this forum and I think your experience is invaluable for people as they ponder their own situations. I had two elderly neighbors who chose tavr for their initial implants. Both were in their mid 70s when the valves were inserted...... neither was in good physical shape in their senior years and passed a few years post tavr. I am very curious as to how long these valves can last in a person without other health problems and how a tavr valve might impact life style.