I just wanted to thank everyone (and I mean everyone!) for all the nice words of support. I went in for an "angio" and thought I might get a "balloon" or a "stint" (simple procedure)...but was taken aback to find out that they want to schedule open heart surgery to replace an entire heart valve. I will try to schedule this procedure in a couple of weeks. I'll know more when I meet with the heart specialist next week. So, I'm still here.... Thanks everyone!!