And then did she tell you your results that day?
She said there was no problems much. She said that I knew that I had the – I’ve forgotten the name of the valve.
Was it the aorta?
The, not the aorta, it was the other one that I’ve known for years, that [my doctor] found that...
The mitral valve was a slight leak, not anything serious. And she said the aorta, there was a little bit of stickiness there or something. But she said, “There’s nothing to worry about”. I said, “Will I be able to go to my 90th party?” [laughs].
I’m sure she said yes [laughs].
She did. She said, “I think you’ve got a pretty good chance”.
And when she told you that you had the problem with the aorta valve, did it worry you?
No. No, 84, you just, you count your blessings [laughs]. Each day is a bonus.
OK. So she told you about this problem...
She was very gentle the way she said it. She said, “There is a slight thing,” she said, “There’s nothing to worry about.”
And did you find that reassuring that she was telling you...
.. it’s nothing to worry about?
Yes. She was very reassuring. Wonderful, couldn’t have been nicer.
And so now that you know that you have that problem how do you feel?
I’ve just accepted it. Because quite honestly I can’t do what I’m used to but as my daughter reminded me this morning, “Mother, you are 84.” [Laughs] And that I’ve got eight grandchildren that always want, all want me to do things with them. They always say, “Come on, Nan, you can do it.” [Laughs].