Danielle Schagrin of Woodcarving Illustrated wrote a very nice article, for the winter 2019 issue, covering the Hebrews 11 commission. The magazine is on sale now and available until January 20th, 2020.
Had surgery on October 16th and came home on the 24th. The surgeon was able to repair the valve and not replace it which is a really good thing and he uses a minimally invasive technique which is a really good thing. Now the long road to recovery and getting back in the saddle.
Got the results of all my tests and open heart surgery is in my near future. The diagnosis is severe regurgitation due to prolapse of the anterior mitral valve leaflet at A2 and A3.