Hey everyone, first off, thanks for this forum as its been a great resource. My history has been tracking my aortic valve (bicuspid) since I was about 16, with my cardiologist predicting about age 35 for replacement. Well I made it to age 37 so he wasn't too far off! I decided I would go to the Cleveland Clinic as there is some peace of mind knowing I'm in the best hands in the country (world?). So after studying up on my options I've settled on having the Ozaki procedure. 21 years ago I was hoping I would have been able to grow a new valve, but the tech seems a little too far out still. I figure the Ozaki is the closest thing as technically, I did grow it! . Anyways, Dr. Gosta Petersson will be performing the procedure and his reviews seem excellent, also at the Clinic everyone had the best things to say about him. Trying to put the rest of this in the Lords hands and praying for a speedy recovery. I think the hardest part at this point is dwelling on what exactly the recovery will be like, what to expect, and how do I mentally prepare myself for it. Anyways, looking forward to recovery and, hopefully, being in a better place physically once I'm recovered. Thanks again and I'll do my best to follow up with everyone afterwards!