Aortic valve replaced! I had the mini thoracotomy procedure on the 12th with a bovine valve. I went home the morning of the 15th. Walked 2.5 miles today. Deep breathing on the right sucks still and unsure why such problems sleeping, but able to go out and shop and eat etc. already so I cannot recommend this procedure enough. Just thought I need an update since y'all were very helpful to me.