I had open heart surgery on Jan. 4. An aortic valve replacement as well as an ascending aorta replacement. My recovery went amazingly well. Last Tuesday, April 6, I had a 3 month post op visit with the heart dr. He said that I could get back to normal activities (nothing normal about me). I got one motorcycle ride and one bicycle ride in. Saturday while cutting down a walnut tree I had a mishap and broke my left foot so now I'm down and out for a while. I get surgery on the 28th. I hope my recovery goes well this time because the nice weather is killing me. It could be worse. It's not terminal like what a couple friends are going through.