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Wynn says: When I was about four years old and not feeling well my Mom used her stethoscope to listen to my lungs because I was pretty congested. She heard the congestion but at the same time she heard a heart murmur that concerned her. After I was feeling better l went to see a pediatrician who thought I should see a cardiologist. The cardiologist didn’t seem to be too concerned and called it a benign Still’s murmur which should not be a problem. But Mom and Dad noticed the murmur was getting louder so during my five year check-up they did fiurther investigation of the murmur and diagnosed it as sub-aortic stenosis. You can look it up but basically it is a membrane that grows in the aorta which limits blood supply to the body. The recommendation was to watch it for a while and see if it caused any problems. Well, in January of this year the cardiologist said the restriction of the aorta was causing too much pressure on my heart and that could lead to an enlargement of that part of my heart. The decision was made that surgery would be necessary to repair the problem. I was hoping they could do this laparoscopically but found out that there was no such procedure and the only solution was open heart surgery. So tomorrow is the day of my surgery. The doctor says I should have more energy after I get better and I am looking forward to that. It is a three hour operation that begins at 9:00 AM (PDT) tomorrow morning so keep me in your Hearts during that time and the week after when I will probably be in the hospital, recovering from the surgery.