I was born with a congenital heart defect called Ebstiens Abnomally. I was born as a blue baby (due to lack of oxygen). My parents where told that they could do surgery, but they didn't really know what type or how to perform it. I have a rare heart defect. They told my parents that I could just go as is, and they didn't really know how long I would live, they said he could die at anytime or he could live until he's 80. Just not sure because of my condition. I was monitored through out my life and everything seemed as normal as could be, aside from the irregular heartbeats, and not being able to perform as well as I wanted to. I pretty much lived my life as I wanted, no matter what, it's been pretty great so far. So over the last 44 years while being monitored, the right atrium is enlarging do to regurgitation, from the right ventricle, the tricuspid valve doesn't close properly. So my doc has told me that now is the time to have surgery, while I am still healthy. Just before I turned 40 saw regular doc for physical and he told me that I needed to go on cholesterol meds, and I said what do I have to do to stay off them (not a meds kind of guy) he in turn said start eating healthier and lose 10 pounds. Well I did start eating healthier and would lose 50 pounds instead of the 10. I started exercising, and running which worked wonders. I feel much better, but now doc says it's time within next 1 to 3 years so I met with surgeon in Sept. of 2016. And decided around April of this year to have the surgery. Not really looking forward to it, but needs to be done. Definitely nervous, but will get through it. My wife and kids will be there for me as well as other family and friends. So here we go.