Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. I've have COPD along with pneumonia 4- 5 times. I smoked and have a little scaring on my lungs from pneumonia. I was feeling faintness so I got to a cardiologist who said my aortic valve was not working like it should. That I would need a replacement. So I'm here telling my story.