Did you notice that something was wrong with your heart before? Were you tired? – I was feeling better than ever and I had no idea that I should feel more tired. I was not tired at all. How long have they known you had to do the surgery? – I found out about it for just a few months ago. Will the surgery affect your singing? – I need to work with my vocal technique a bit, but otherwise it does not affect my voice. How will your body change after surgery when you recovered? – I will never be able to be an elite athlete. haha… Now it’s even hard to walk up the stairs at home, so I will have to work hard to train my body again, but it will happen! What was hurting the most? – I had three big tubes in my stomach and all the way to through to my back. They were filled with blood. The worst pain I have experienced in my life was when I stood up, and all the blood went down. It was horrible! Otherwise it was a mixture of nausea, aches throughout the body and anxiety of the fact that it did hurt to sit, lie down and stand up. It was pain in all of the ways. I wonder how you felt psychologically the days before the surgery? – I had to be home for the last few days, so it was a bit hard. If I had known how much pain I would have to go through in the next couple of days I probably would have been more worried. For how long did you have to be on in hospital? – It took 9 days before I was discharged. A very short time if you are looking at my surgery. Both me and the doctors had anticipated a longer time. Do you have a heart desies in your family? – No, I’m the only one born with it. When the doctor called you and said you had to do a heart surgery, what was your first though?– I could not believie it was true, until the day before the surgery. I never realized it was actually happening. What would happen if you never did your heart surgery? – The heart would have grown bigger and then stopped working completely.