I'm 59 and new to all this. I was well until August when a routine appointment for my depression medication turned up a heart murmur. Since then I've been on a roller coaster. I have to have AVR and am waiting for the appointment with my surgeon on 29th January. I have deteriorated a lot in the last 3 months and get very breathless - I thought my breathlessness was just lack of fitness but it is now obvious that it has been more serious!
I am terrified about the op but I guess that is normal! I also have no idea how long I will have to wait for it and I now just want it over and done with - I feel like I'm living in limbo and can't make any plans.
It's reassuring to read all your posts and to see you being so positive about it all.
Sorry to waffle on