Feeling very good except for the right chest, it seems that they cut the right rib for entry because I feel no pain at all on the left side. My right breast/pec (lol) is numb and a knife stabbing feeling on that side persists. Needs to heal I guess. Message to Cheryl: About a couple of years ago I could feel the gasping of air and tired again. It was slow comming on. I found out after the surgery that even though your body does not reject it, it does start to calcify it, which deteriorates the valve over time. The new tissue valves are treated to help stop this, and now hopfully last 20-25 years.