Hi, I am new here and glad to be so. I will tell a little about myself that everyone can relate to. I was born with congential heart murmur of the arotic valve. That was 1973. In 2001, replacement of the aortice valve with St. Jude's. Two or so years later, diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I have lost 75 pounds with more to go, exercise everyday and read a lot. I am on warafin and metformin. That is my story so far. Just will pop in from time to time, am busy and will be moving soon to be closer to my brother. Take care all. Hugs for today.