Hi M!Hi. I am new to the forum. I wanted to chime in on the Ross. I had the Ross Procedure in 1996 when I was 22. I never regret the decision. I was and continue to be very active and at a young age I did not want to worry about taking medicine. It has been 17 years since my Ross procedure and I have had no issues in the past 17 years. For young, active people I think the Ross procedure is great.
Seventeen great years later I found out I need to replace my valve again. With my last check up in September 2013 I was told it is time to replace the valve. I will have surgery in the next few months at Stanford in California. The same surgeon that performed my Ross 17 years ago will perform my next surgery.
I am still deciding on what kind of valve replacement I will undergo. For me the Ross was the only way to go when I was 22.
Really curious to hear how you are going?