Hey everybody! Good news from my cardiologist yesterday. I tipped the scales over 17lbs! And my heart sounded great! I had an echo in November that showed improvement (I have some leakage still from surgery--not much, but just a little). And it had improved again in December! (they did one when I was sick in the hospital) She thinks that I can go off my meds! Half doses for 4 weeks, then nothing! We will follow up with an echo after that to make sure I'm doing ok. Yeah for fewer things to do each day and think about when on vacation!!!