Hi. Well, I followed up on the referral to UF Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL as I mentioned in "My Story" tab of this journal. I will be having my less invasive surgery for mitral valve repair on Monday, July 14th. Of course I am getting nervous as the date approaches, but feel I have a very competent up to the minute surgeon in Dr. Thomas Beaver and am also very impressed with all the people on his team that I've met. I will be in good hands. I am thankfully scheduled for a repair (which I was praying for). So now just trying to get things in order with my home, pet care and paperwork. To be continued.