Thursday, November 22, 2007

I know it's Thanksgiving, but I still need to just talk...

I hope that everyone will have a great Thanksgiving today!


 


Sorry, I know it's Thanksgiving, but I really still need to just talk through a few things and log.


Yesterday, I woke up with another blood clot on my left leg and also one on my right leg now, above the knee. My physical therapist came in the morning and I showed her the new ones. So, both legs look weird to me and they do hurt. She wouldn't rub my legs....and I'm very thankful for that one! She did tell me that by rubbing or messing with them, it will make them move up. I already know that. My right arm is doing better. She called my nurse to see if she could come over yesterday to draw some blood to see if my blood was too thin. I had asked my therapist wich is a nurse as well, if going to the ER and if they would help me. She said that she highly doubts it, because I just have the brusises! <shaking my head>


A few hours later, my nurse came. She got all of my vitals and did my medicine machine for the week. Then she called my primary care doctor ( the one I hate) to get the go ahead to draw blood. She was on the phone with the nurse and wasn't happy at all of the way that office was run! Since the last time I was at the ER, which was October 26th, my nurse asked if she could have the results from them. The nurse told her that they didn't have any of my papers that are from the ER each time I went!!! What?! My nurse was livid! She told her to fax a letter to have them faxed to the office! The nurse told my nurse that she can't do that! My nurse told her that YES YOU CAN!!! Then that same nurse started to argue with her! My nurse was telling her how that office was not at all ran right and that they really need to change things! I was glad to hear her stand up for me! Plus...now she knows what I go through every time I call my doctor! We were sitting next to each other and I could hear the other nurse! How rude she was too! My nurse didn't back down, she explained what was wrong with me and that I needed medical help now! The other nurse told her that she would call he back as soon as she gets the results from the hospital. I told my nurse not to hold her breath because this is what I go throu everytime I call them or go there!


Since I didn't get a phone call back from my nurse, I see that the office's nurse never called my nurse back! So, it looks like I have to wait over this long weekend once again to see if I can get help! I'm so very tired of all of this.
Each and eveery bruise that I have on my legs look the exact same. They even start out the same way! I don't know how fast a blood clot moves, I just hope that I can get some kind of help. No, I don't give up with my fight with all of my other illnesses....but this one I just feel like throwing in the towel! They hurt, the heat isn't working and I'm just down right tired of it all! If she (my nurse) doesn't get a call back, then thats it for me! This stress is way too much for me! Which isn't helping me either. The newer clots that are on my left leg are also above my knee. Like the new one on my right leg. I've just had it. I don't know what to do anymore. I'm going to have to get some kind of strength all the way from my toes to try and deal with this. And I'm finding it very hard to do. I just don't have much more.


Last night and this morning, my son and his girlfriend and dh really helped me with cooking for today. I'm very thankful for that. I don't know how I could have done it without them.
I need to get off of here so I can get cleaned up. I slept in until an hour ago! Thats good! I slept most of the day yesterday too. I'm really tired. Well..........


Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


 


Lisa

P.S. Please sign my guest book, thank you.


 

20 comments:

imgr8phil said...

Lisa, try to calm down and relax.  You have someone on your side in that nurse.  Seems like others would rather play games than to make sure you have the proper care.  Glad your arm is feeling  a bit better.  Anyway, try to enjoy your day and smile as much as you can. : )

Phil

queeniemart said...

i hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving. What a travesty that you have to go thru that with your primary doc and his staff.
Hugs,
Lisa

lisa41076 said...

Lisa, wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving, I am glad you have a good nurse on your side, Love and Hugs Lisa

cuteallison1980 said...

I will be praying that  you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving despite all you are going through.  I know you're strong but I can understand you getting down.  I know it is difficult for you and I don't envy your situation.  Here is a big ((((((HUG))))))) for you girlie girl.  Luv ya!

Allison

arlenes627 said...

hugs to you sweetie on this special day...

pharmolo said...

Lisa,
A blood clot in the leg is a medical emergency. Please go to the ER as soon as possible. Have a good Thanksgiving.

sugarsweet056 said...

Guido said it all! Go to the ER. Blood clots are extremely dangerous!!! Those in the leg can travel swiftly to a lung or heart...please go NOW!
Sug

astoriasand said...

I agree with Sugar and others Lisa,you need to get to an hospital and get these lumps sorted as soon as possible.Our health service is trash,but with something like this the nurse would have definatley rang the ambulance to come for you.Not giving you any choise.Otherwise the onus can often fall back onto them if anything serious happens.I would eb terrified if it were me.Please go off there it is not to be left and bypassed.I hope all in USA  have a wnderful Thanksgiving and hope to read someone somewhere can get you to be attended to quickly.Prayers being said.Take Care God Bless Kath
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

dca721 said...

Lisa!
YOU  are cooking??!!!
Hoping you are on blood thinners.
I hate your dr.
I understand you not wanting to go to the ER but if you feel the need to, I hope you do.
Love you,
Donna

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((LISA)))))))))))))))))))))I dont like your Doctor eitherI am glad that your home Nurse sees how He is.I do hope you get the help you need.Hayy thanksgiving to you all.

chat2missie said...

Hope you and your family are having a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Missie

jckfrstross said...

Happy Thanksgiving:)

Deb

ukgal36 said...

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specialadyfink said...

Hope you had a nice family get together.....

I tell you no professionalism anymore-------------------
*hugs*
~c~

wwfbison said...

Your situation is nothing less than a nightmare - you have to find another doctor.  It is ridiculous you are being treated this way, thank goodness you do have a good nurse who won't back down.  I wish you the best and hope you start to improve.
Lisa
http://journals.aol.com/wwfbison/life-on-a-bison-farm

my78novata said...

you need on some thinners you really do for clots

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ajquinn354 said...

Liosa I can't believe all the trouble you are having getting good medical care.  Sounds like your nurse though is a good one and will work for you in getting you some medical help, or I hope so. Are your doctors in Piqua, if so, maybe you need to switch to a Doctor in Troy or Dayton.  When I lived your way, was able to always get prompt medical care.  Can understand how down you are feeling with all that you are going through, I hope it improves for you health care wise.  Glad you were able to have a nice Thanksgiving with your family. Hang in there dear.  Arlene (AJ)

ma24179 said...

Things will get better Lisa :)