Valve replacment sugery looming
Hey, first post here, looking for encouragment. I am a 32 yo female, diagnosed with aortic stenosis when I was 17. I recently spent some time in the hospital with breathing problems. Eventually found out that my aorta is now ascending and expanded to 4.0 cm. Thus I was told that I would need surgery with in the year to replace the valve and repair the aorta. Looking for advice on how to cope with the news, Granted I have spent half of my life diagnosed and knew that sugery was probably inevitible, but was not expecting to have to have it while I was still so young.