Here we go again. I recently posted to let all of you know that my recovery is on it's way. I have been improving daily. Got good new on the infection. IT'S GONE. Things are looking up but found out that my beloved step- mother is facing possible heart surgery. Friday they are doing heart cath. She has been sick for a while and has CHF. Tests showed the sac around her heart has fluid and she has had mitral valve prolapse since 1984. It is worrying all of us because I have just went thru mitral valve replacement and she is going thru all the symptoms like I had over the past year. The lasix is helping and she has lost some weight. The dr thinks there might also be some blockage and the cath will be able to tells us what needs to be done. Our family has been thru alot not just with my heart surgeries but I have 2 sisters that have had their share of sickness. Now our #1 is ill. Please say a prayer for us. I will post to keep you updated. Thanks for all your posts and support you have given me. My mother passed away in 2000 with heart disease and now my step-mother is facing it now. So you see we have had heart disease all around the family. I'll let you know the reults.