IamA 25 year old female getting my heart valve replaced with a cow valve on Monday. AMA!
I'm 25 years old and I was born with aortic stenosis. My symptoms went from bad to worse in a month's time and now I'm having an emergency/urgent valve replacement surgery Monday morning. They're replacing my human aortic valve with a cow valve. Ask me anything!
Proof: http://imgur.com/a/tBlVD (They wrote 6/23 on the paper because my pre-op was yesterday, but you can see further down where it says to stop doing things Sunday night.)
*Edit: Wow, I really didn't expect this to take off! Thanks so much to everyone for all of the good questions and well wishes. I'm headed offline now since I have to pack and finish a few last minute around-the-house chores before surgery, and I'm headed into Boston tomorrow for the surgery... will try to provide an update after the surgery when I'm recovering!