Thank you all for all your well wishes on my heart surgery it was a little scary but turned out ok... I am 46 and in good shape but had a heart murmur since i was around 5 years old but felt great until last week when i got a little dizzy and my heart started running like i jumped a timing gear. They repaired my mitral valve and now it is better they said i may still run a little rough for about three months until the repaired valve breaks in.. They went through my side and did not have to crack open my chest. I don't think i needed blood either but will check that out on monday and ask if they used synthetic.. As for those that asked if they sent a blood sample to blackstone i am sure with all the blood they took from me blackstone may have done a few of my uoa's lol The good thing is i came home to a case of pennzoil 5w30 that my neighbor picked up as a get well gift.. Its good to be back!