Okay guys: here's what you've been waiting for, the photos of my heart surgery. I really lucked out on this; I asked my annestisiologist to take a picture during the procedure and so he took over two hundred, only a handful presented here. But before you enter in...be aware that these are about as graphic as photos get.

I've done these in sort of a story form, with explanations as much as I understand things. If you know better than I do, what we're looking at, please email me and help me update or correct the info.

Also know that I have nothing to brag on here. This surgery is not unique at all. I garuntee that you know someone who has had this same thing, and just didn't know what it looked like.

Anyway, enjoy...

RIGHT: Ready to go; Jan 26, 2010, 8:52 AM.