Well Peeps, I got the doppler done Friday on my stankie leg, and the news is that I have a blood clot, a very big one, that goes from my groin to my calf. As soon as the technician finished the test he called my most awesome general practioner Dr. Jubay who immediately got on the phone to me. He started lovenox injections (blood thinner) every 12 hours that night, and put me on coumadin. I get blood work done every morning to check my clotting time while they are trying to get me “therapeutic”. At that point I won’t have to go for the injections any longer. I sleep with a very tight ted hose on that leg which promotes circulation and really does make my leg feel better. I had been experiencing a lot of pain. Today I am much better! YAY! I have a few “don’ts” to add to my previous list. Not quite on bed rest, I can walk around the house some, not supposed to stand for very long at all, no travelling, no rubbing my legs, no grocery shopping, mall shopping or anything like that. He said I will be better in a week or two, but treatment can take 4 to 6 months or possibly a year. I will see Dr. Jubay in the morning and find out how I am doing. I know I will never be given more than I can handle or that will give me more patience and a deeper understanding. So I am trying to hang in there! The most wonderful thing is that I had the most awesome Thanksgiving at home with my family! Thank you Jesus! Hope yours was wonderful too!
Until next time,