"...wE mUst bE thE chAnGe wE wiSh tO sEE iN thE wOrld..." K.G.

11/22/2009

PuFFy but not sTuFFy..

hi peeps, how is your weekend going? mine, oh well, the usual... Diane and i had nuttin to do last night. it was getting late and then it came to me! i know what we can do just to top off our otherwise quiet evening... why, let's take a trip to the E.R. for Pete's sake!!! "why the hell not", replies the wife. so off we go around 10:30. and while we're just hanging out there, maybe i should get checked out for a DVT! [blood clot in the leg]. ok, says the wife.... let's.

we were there for nearly 6 hours. we got home at 5 A.M. i had an ultrasound on my right leg which turned out to be negative for clots. then i had a CAT scan with contrast [it is very difficult to scan a cat] to rule out a pulmonary embolism [clot in the lung which could kill ya if not caught]. urine sample, blood work... and oh, just for shits and giggles, turns out my hemoglobin is 7.9. yeah, dude. aNeMiA. the DOC said its due to blood loss rather than iron deficiency. he thinks my injury was bleeding internally. i have to follow up with my DOC Monday.

firkin' hell. it's one thing after another.

sooooo, now I'm gonna try to sleep with my puffy but not stuffy legs and hand. and the gimpy arm. my son is coming over wiff his friend this afternoon to cook dinner for us... i should be up by then... have a great Sunday!

signed,

your puffy bloggy friend, C.

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5 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

oh my freakin' hell!!!! you poor thing! what the hell is going to happen next?! i'm gonna be sure to send lots of extra positive thoughts and prayers your way, sista, cuz all your ailments are startin to stress me out! i'm worried about you. :(

Jason, as himself said...

No! This is NOT FUN. Why does this kind of stuff happen to you? I'm glad it wasn't a blood clot...but internal bleeding? Does not sound good.

Get better fast!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh....C!!! My poor friend...I hope you feel better and no more of your parts start to hurt. You need to HEAL, not get worse.
Sending you big hugs and prayers for a quick recovery....well, I mean QUICK, not like what you have beend doing!!!
Hugs, Suz

greg said...

You could have just gone for a beer at a local pub, sheesh. ;)

ugh, I'm so sorry for you. That sounds like a nightmare.

Clippy Mat said...

now i know WHY you needed the percocet, cos i read these posts in reverse order.
so glad it wasn't a DVT. that's scary. sorry you had to go to ER for so long, isn't that the same the world over? wait and then wait some more.
but it was worth it to get relief from the worry.
wonder if you weren't a nurse whether they'd take your concerns seriously because you know what you're talking about and what to look for. not like us poor laypeople.
don't forget the iron!
pills that is.
:-)