February 25, 2019 - the next DATE with my destiny - a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). My husband and I met with Drs. Chow, Huh and Ko on Feb. 5 ( the first day of the Chinese New Year lunar calendar)! How fitting - this year is the Year of the Pig, and I will be getting a "pig valve" not a cow valve. I will do pre-op labs and blood work on Feb. 22. Then it's time to get operated on - using a catheter that can move the valve into my severely narrowed "old valve". Hopefully all will go well.....as the most uncomfortable part of this for me has been the WAITING for the operation to happen. HIGH ANXIETY.....as soon as it's over and I can go home, I'll post an update. In the mean time Happy New Year to all again!