“I think after the first time [you have surgery], after you’re all back to normal, you just kind of accept
the fact that you’re going to have to have it again. You know, you just don’t make a big deal. You know that
you have to live through your whole life this way. It would be nice to never have to do it again, but I’m not
worried about it, so far.
“Do I feel different? It’s hard to say, since I’ve had this my whole life. It’s not like all of a sudden I got
something and I was perfectly normal before. It’s made me introspective, I guess. But I don’t know.
I haven’t gotten spiritual or nothing.”
(Scott four days after valve replacement surgery)