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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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  • MIAMI_LILLY
    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!!
    37 days ago
  • CARINGKAJIRA
    Definitely a scary sign that we are EXACTLY where we need to be, now that we've found SparkPeople!!! Sending Prayers πŸ˜•πŸ™
    37 days ago
  • HAPPYDAZ1
    Wow. You are so right about not taking your health for granted. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Thanks for sharing.
    38 days ago
  • BOOKNUT52
    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!
    38 days ago
  • COOKIELYLES8
    Truth we should never take health for granted.
    38 days ago
  • KOALA_BEAR
    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.🐨
    38 days ago
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