I am Eni, 46 years old, living in Albania, Europe.
I have been recently diagnosed with infective endocarditis. It all started with high fever, chills, abnormal endless sweating, strong headaches, fatigue. Two days later, lab tests I have performed resulted in a septic shock. The cause of the IE is still unclear in my case since my blood cultures came out negative because I’ve been treated several days prior to have them checked with antibiotics.
I have been hospitalized for the first three weeks and now I am in a combination of oral antibiotics, finishing this week the required six weeks protocol of antibiotics’ treatment. In the judgement of my doctor, I will continue taking oral antibiotics for two more weeks, so eight weeks in total. I do weekly blood tests and everything is under control until now. The vegetation has turned into a calcification mass of 0.9mm-10mm near my left mitral valve. This mass is immobile until now and with no risk of embolism causing only have a minor regurgitation.
I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and my only worry is how much this condition will affect my life and the ability to serve my family the way I used to. I am a very active person, I used to weight training 4-5 times a week. Will it be possible to continue a fitness regimen after all?
I would appreciate any kind of feedback!
Thank you in advance!