Atrapos, whoa, that must have been so hard to go through surgery like that with little warning or preparation. I myself was born with congenital heart disease repaired as a child, and then had a valve replacement almost 2 years ago. I had months of waiting, not hours. I am not sure which would be worse.
Anyway, you have a couple of wonderful things happening for you and I am so pleased your BP responded so quickly to this lifestyle.
I bet you will come off your statins yet. How wonderful to have an enlightened cardiologist who will be an asset rather than a hindrance. Welcome to the board and keep us in the loop. We all love to celebrate success.