Hi, My name is Bee, 72, and I have been in the waiting room for at least 7 years. I have a bicuspid aortic valve with stenosis and an aortic bulge which we monitor every year with ultrasound. I was very fearful in the beginning but recognized I needed information and found this site. Thank you for creating this excellent meeting place to help us understand what our possibilities are in having successful surgery and outcomes. My numbers have not changed for 2 consecutive years but because I am aging my doctor wants to watch me more closely. I still score moderate, but very close to severe. I am thankful that I live in a great area for health care, (outside of Philadelphia,) and know when the time comes I will be in good hands.