If my memory serves me correctly, you were also one of the Little League Mom's in Massapequa. I believe you son's name was John. He didn't play for me, but I do recall him as being a good ball player. Let me say thank you for your kind interest into my adventure. On &/12/11 I was admitted to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for an AVR. My surgeon was Dr. Craig Smith. Having been an athelete my entire life, I pushed the envelope as far as I could until my Dr. said now, or I'll see you in Paradise. So in I went. Dr. Smith had me back on the tennis courts in 8 weeks. Today, I play singles and doubles nearly 5 day's a week. I'm on the treadmil twice a week and in the gym twice a week on free weights. I feel great! I was one of the lucky one's. GOD Blessed me with HIS protection and I am so grateful. Cardiac surgery will induce fear in anyone. Now, tell me, is this the Kathy I remember?