Will Shores

First post: Nov 18, 2019 Latest post: Nov 25, 2019

This site was created by my d-in-l to keep friends and family up to date on my upcoming surgery and recovery. They will post updates during and after surgery.

I was born with a genetic condition called a bicuspid aortic valve, in which the aortic valve — located between the lower left heart chamber (left ventricle) and the main artery that leads to the body (aorta) — has only two cusps instead of three.  In my case, over time the  condition  causes the heart's aortic valve to narrow causing what is called aortic valve stenosis. This narrowing prevents the valve from opening fully, which reduces or blocks blood flow from the heart to the body.  Unfortunately I did not qualify for a new, laparoscopic procedure, so I must undergo the traditional open heart procedure.  Surgery is scheduled for 18 November at 1200 CST.

Thanks for caring and for praying. May God receive all the glory through this trial!
Will Shores