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Don't take your health for granted

Friday, October 11, 2019

So what started out as a simple trip to the doctor to get a refill for a prescription has turned into a full blown medical marathon. I went to see my doc Wednesday morning and simply mentioned that my legs were cramping more than usual. One look and he carted me off the Emergency Department for a possible blood clot.
The folks at the ER did their tests and scans and 12 hours later, yes I was in the ER for 12 hrs - they couldn't say if I had a blood clot or not. They weren't even sure if the swelling in the leg was caused by a possible infection.
So, I get the Rx for antibiotics and blood thinners (as a precaution) and get sent home to follow up with doctor ASAP.
Today (Thursday) I get a call from the ER doctor (NEVER a good sign) who saw me saying I needed to come into the hospital ASAP. Apparently, they've decided that they WILL treat me as if I have a blood clot AND an infection and so they want to start IV Therapy immediately/
Off, I go for round 2. This time, they took me pretty fast and started the IV Therapy quickly. I thought great, it's finally over. Little did I know that IV Therapy is a twice daily thing. So tomorrow (Friday) I have to go BACK to the hospital in the morning and night for at least a couple of days. After all this, depending on what the bloodwork says, more treatment at ER or simple follow up with GP.
All this to say - NEVER take your health for granted. I always thought I was fine. Yes, I'm overweight and could take the stairs more than I do, but other than that I thought I was healthy-ish.
If this whole thing has taught me 1 valuable lesson. When something doesn't feel/look right go get it checked out.
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    After a close friend of mine whom looked like the picture of health on the outside was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, it was my AHA moment to take my health more seriously. It’s great you found Spark! Your body can heal and do amazing things!!
    235 days ago
    Definitely a scary sign that we are EXACTLY where we need to be, now that we've found SparkPeople!!! Sending Prayers πŸ˜•πŸ™
    235 days ago
    Wow. You are so right about not taking your health for granted. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Thanks for sharing.
    235 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about all your troubles! But so glad to hear it sounds like your doctors are pro-active. I wish you all the best...It will get better, but it will take a while. In the meantime, don't give up!
    235 days ago
    Truth we should never take health for granted.
    235 days ago
    Twice I've had blood clots & it was scary. I learned I'm allergic to coumadin so lots of aspirin, & last time I had a suspicion, they did an ultrasound. Turned out to be varicose veins so I hope your situation is also precautionary.🐨
    235 days ago
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