YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE...MAYBE TWICE!
I am scheduled for heart surgery Wednesday morning. At that time I will have my aortic valve repaired, and a section of my aorta replaced with either a pig, cow, or synthetic section of blood vessel. In short, i will become either part undead, or part cybernetic. My preference is for the cow tissue, but the surgeon says he won't know what is most appropriate until he sees what my heart looks like.
I am writing here instead of at my blog, Zombie Logic, because I really don't want people i know to see how I feel about this. At first I suppose I was a little angry. My cholesterol and all my vitals are excellent because I eat well and take care of myself, but I have a congenital heart defect. But after my initial anger, I felt very fortunate that it was found. My aorta has swelled up to over 6.3 centimeters. meaning for a long while now I have lived every day with the specter of sudden death looming over me and never knew it.
Also, I think it's slightly cool that I will soon be either part bovine or swine-ine. I've always enjoyed this community and wanted to post my feelings here just to get it out there so it doesn't fester inside me.