Normally I look forward to trips back home, but this time it's a little different. This time I'm going up there cause my Dr wants an second opinion on something he saw in my last echo. For those who don't know, an echo is a device dr's use to see how a baby is developing inside the mother or in my case see how my heart is doing with out cutting me open. I'm sure it has other uses too, I just don't know what they are. The Aorta tube (which is the largest tube going to the heart) has closed off to about 4 (I don't know the unit of measure). I'm not sure how big it's supposed to be, but at this point it's between moderate and severe. What this trip will hopefully do is give the Dr's an idea of what the next step should be. Only part I'm looking forward to is seeing a few old friends and celebrating my bday a day early.