Hello All, brand new to these forums and glad I found them. Have been healthy my whole life and found out that I needed surgery to repair BAV and TAA less than 3 months ago (by pure luck too). I am scheduled for my operation tomorrow (May 17). Had my pre-op consultation today and am looking forward to having this done even though it will be a hard road to recovery...thanks to all who have posted to put my mind at ease over the past week since I've been on. Glad to be in Canada with our health care system right now too.