My surgeon called yesterday (yes, he himself called) to tell me he needs more information before proceeding with surgery. The echocardiogram I had last week showed a difference from the MRI results, so he wants me to have a stress echo. I dread that since I've heard how hard this is on people. I have it Friday afternoon. Then I'll see Dr. Maltais next Thursday, August 2, to learn the results. He said he doesn't want to perform this surgery if it won't help my situation. Me, either. So I hope I won't have the surgery but really do want to feel better. I keep feeling worse. Maybe they can fix that some other way. We'll see and hope.