Neale, Just want you to know I have you in my thoughts and prayers. You will do fine and soon be on the way to recovery. I had valve repair and chose a full sternotomy because I wanted surgeon having full viewing, less time on heart lung. I am 5 weeks post op and amazed at how quickly sternotomy is healing. I look forward to your post of recovery. Janis Kielbasa
Neale, Having known you for over 50 years, I have no doubt you would research this surgery, and find the best procedure and best doctors!
You take good care of your body and your mind!
I believe you will move forward after this operation, with the energy of a 30 year old........to match that young brain of yours :)
Love you much!