Thank you for your reply. I feel better just reading your post. My problem is not as sever as yours was so I can be grateful for that. My repair starts just below the arch and will be about 10″ of relineing.. When I posted it was getting closer to surgery day and I guess I just wanted to talk about it. I spent yesterday getting all my pre-op’s done and today I have surgery at noon. I will be in ICU for about 3 days and then home. I was so busy after I read your post I couldn’t respond or go back and read your other post’s. I am so grateful that I do not have to be opened up like you. That has to be a very hard recovery. I am in Gainsville Florida at Shands hospital. Thanks again.