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!
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