Hi!I'm new this group. I had an AVR 12/11/2021and 3 weeks after I had my first pericarditis. Now I'm finishing my 3rd bout and I'm about to lose my mind. The pain is worse for me than the actual surgery. I'm 44, born with a bicuspid aortic valve, always exercised and did not have any other health concerns prior to surgery. I've been treated with Steroids the first time, Ibuprofen the second time and aspirin this time.the last echo showed EF 60% etc with no evidence of constriction.
I'm tired, anxiety is in overdrive, depressed etc.Has anyone had this much trouble and lived to tell the tale?
Thanks in advance...Gaydon
Hey,Thanks for responding. You sure went through a lot.I'm trying to face this head on. It was a planned surgery (my choice with their recommendation) so I'm frustrated that I chose to do it then, sometimes at all. I haven't been able to work. I'm a nurse in a busy operating room and I'm required to lift patients etc.
Im just frustrated, but I know people go through worse. I'm glad you're on the other side of most of yours.