In my own words:
I am 67, of mediocre health, a single factory worker. After about
2 years of monitoring, cardiologist caught serious deterioration
of Aortic Valve. In truth, I had sensed it, too. Have been referred to Dr. Bruce Lytle at Cleveland Clinic. PreOp stuff in late April, Surgery (type not yet determined) scheduled May 4. Cardiologist pushing for "pig valve."