Oct 24 2011

Back in the ER again…

Published by at 8:42 pm under health

Should be the title or chorus of a country and western lament song.

The first one a few weeks ago might have been the flu.  Which Mary smart ly pointed out in the last post, the flu takes weeks to heal for healthy people.  This time, it’s a blood clot in my lung.

A blood clot in the lung can feel an awful lot like despair, did you know that?  Less oxygen to the brain and all that.

Web comments, emails, or text are best ways to ahold of me right now as talking uses air and I like to talk, and every time I do the machine beeps at me and I have to stop and breathe.

Or if you’re looking for a mostly-captive audience to talk someone’s ear off about some life issue without a lot of advice but tons of smiles and nods and grunts of compassions or whatever, come visit me, I’m your person.  Right now I’m in the ICU room 15 and those are more restricted, I think to 1 (maybe 2) people at a time and no kiddies, but they’ll be moving me soon and I’ll update as more news is known.

Same hospital, I’d be crazy to go elsewhere at this point.   And they got me on med regimen right off this time.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Back in the ER again…”

  1. Pamela Deanon 25 Oct 2011 at 12:04 am

    Yikes. That does explain a lot. Dare one hope that your healing will accelerate when this is dealt with? I wonder how far back it goes. Sometimes those clots are sneaky and hard to diagnose.


  2. lynnon 25 Oct 2011 at 12:30 am

    Dear god. *hugs* and sending healing vibes your way.

  3. Mary Basson 25 Oct 2011 at 10:34 am

    You and I have many of the causes for blood clots that are on the traditional list. I had a blood clot in my lung and it took weeks for breathing improvement for me but I was not in the hospital and I feel I did not, by any means, get the proper medical treatment.

    Even active people can get clots — which most of the time end up in the lung — as my doctor (primary care physician) who is very active got one last year. But, mainly its people like you and I who get the clots.

    You will recover from the clot much sooner than I did as being in the hospital not only will you have the breathing treatments but you’ll have clot busting drugs available to you.

    Hope to hear you are back home soonest.

    Sending love, prayers, and strong vibes your way.