Nothing to report yet, but today was the day I let the rest of my family know. I had told my mum, but it seems that with the problems she has at the moment, she had not told anyone else. So, I did the modern thing and messaged everyone on Facebook. Well I did not have their emails and I could not face phoning each one individually, so did the next ‘best’ thing. Here is what I said:
“So here is what’s happening. I thought Mum had told everyone, but it seems not. About 8 years ago I was diagnosed with a heart murmur. This is basically a leaky bicuspid heart valve. It has been monitored at York hospital every 6 months. At the last check-up in January, my specialist noted some serious changes and decided that action was needed. That action is either the valve gets repaired or replaced. This is serious open heart surgery and will take place in the next few months. I will be in hospital for a least a week, followed by 3 months recovery at home. So that is where I am at the moment. I will let you know what is happening when it happens.”
I think that just about covers it. Just wait for the reactions now!