I have had one heart surgery through the back because my left subclavian artery is embedded in my spine and eroding it – they could not remove it. The Kommerelis Diverticulum was cut which gave some relief to my trachea and esophagus. My right-facing aorta is still compressing my trachia at a very high spot in my chest. Also, a nerve was clipped during surgery which paralized my left vocal chord. I need both throat surgery and likely a second heart surgery – is there anyone facing any of these difficulties?