Hi everyone, I used post here a lot a few years ago, lost internet due to financial problems, now back. I was born with congential heart defect, aortic valve and murmur. Had first bypass at age 8 and replacement with St Jude's valve at age 36. Went passed the guarenteed 15 years. I have had CHF and can understand people worrying about going to a doctor. I also am type 2 diabetic. I am lucky to be on metfornmin and test only twice a day. I hope to be helpful for a lot of you here. Information and education is the key to health knowledge and power. To be ones health advocate, it is not easy, but doable. Be good to one anther and I will help as much as needed. Hugs for everyone today.