Hello everyone,Firstly, I hope you're all well and staying safe.My name is Matt, I'm 28. I had a pulmonary valve replacement aged 21, a tissue valve.I'm due a telephone check up on 12th June so not too far away but I am hoping to share my worries in case anyone here has felt or resolved the same issues.
In general, I stay very active at work (I'm an indoor Skydiving instructor).
I've always suffered with muscular pain in the left side of my chest intermittently since surgery, which when flared up is awful and usually accompanies a few days of worry. I tend to use the old trick of if you can press the pain, it must be outside of the ribs.In terms of breathing, I'm in constant fear that I'm "slowing down". I seem to assess my own breathing constantly. I've found that I'm getting out of breath much quicker but of course that could be due to the lockdown. I have weeks where I don't notice any of this, then weeks where it takes over my life.I know the check up will clear up my worries (or confirm them, but fingers crossed not!)Does anyone else have these issues?best wishesMatt