My aortic valve surgery is tomorrow! I think I’m ready, but then is anyone really ready to have their sternum cracked open? I think what I’m dreading the most is not being able to sleep on my side, oh yeah, and the pain. But I suppose it will all be worth it if I can go up a flight of stairs without being winded or taking my dog, Dave, on a long walk without him looking back at me as if to say “can’t you go any faster?” Today I will have fun with my family and enjoy my grandkids! Tomorrow starts a new journey for me.