Days since surgery

Monday, July 26, 2010

Saga continues

I just realized that somewhere a post was lost I wanted to revisit it, those who have been reading awhile may remember that over the 4th of July weekend I had to visit a walk-in clinic due to some swelling in one of my thighs and I wanted to make sure it wasn't a blood clot, long story short the doctor says she believed it was an insect bite it didn't have the feel of a clot. Fast forward 2+ weeks and it's still there so I make a visit to my primary doctor who immediately says it's not an insect bite he thinks it may be a clot. Um excuse me WTF. He said that I needed to get an ultrasound done on my leg so they scheduled me an appointment for the next day(Thursday). So for the remainder of Wednesday I was a paranoid fool (no one knew though) thinking that when I go to sleep this clot is going to dislodge and go to my lungs, rationally I told myself that I've had for 2 weeks what's one more nite, but the cuckoo in me was still scared.
Bottom line is I got the ultrasound and it is definitely not a clot "Thank you Jesus", but now I am left with the obvious "what the hell is it", my doctor wants me to go and see a vascular specialist but I haven't been able to get an appointment prior to Aug 9th. My next appointment with my surgeon is on the 12th and I really wanted to have this resolved by then, but it seems like when I was calling around the docs were going on vacay...so I'm gonna try a couple more tomorrow.
I must say this has been the a frustrating process, I love the blogworld I've become a part of and I can't wait to get to the next step, and the thing is although I have been heavy for most of my adult life, I have been relatively healthy, prior to last year I had never spent the nite in the hospital except for when I gave birth to my son. Well now I'm like a smorgasbord of medical issues, but I am grateful to have the insurance and what I need to get it done, even though all this different opinions can make you batty. I know my time is coming and I can't wait. The good news is I spent time with an ex this weekend and he has offered to pay for a gym membership for me, it is very hard for me to accept things for people but I think I will let him know tomorrow that I accept his offer...
Well I'm going to end this now I have some more stuff to talk about but you guys are going to have to watch your blogroll with baited breath but I need to go to bed because my alarm will be going off in just a little over 3 hours...gonna started Monday off crazy!

Love you guys and thanks for the support! Excuse any typos...whew look at the time!

14 comments:

Alison said...

How frightening, so glad that it wasn't a clot. Good luck getting your appointment.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I hope everything turns out well! How nice for and ex to pay for the gym!

V said...

not a clot...good. praying for you and your next doc's appt....hope everything turns out fine. :)

Michelle said...

Whoa so glad to hear it wasn't a clot. Hope everything turns out with at your next appt!

-Grace- said...

I am so glad it's not a clot!
A friend of mine had a lump in her leg that ended up being a "baker's cyst." She had it removed and doesn't have any trouble as far as I know. We used WebMD to diagnose her lol

amandakiska said...

I'm so glad it wasn't a clot. I know you're anxious to get this show on the road, but you'll have your whole life to be a bandster and after the initial "high", it really is pretty mundane. Jump through the hoops, figure out the leg issue, and try not to worry to much. It WILL happen and you may discover just how much patience you actually have!

JazzyRayne said...

Hey! I know that you reside in tampa.. but im not sure which part. I also had to see a vascular dr after surgery because the vein they used for my IV got very hard and swolen. I can look up his name and you can try him. He is located by the Tampa Memorial Hospital off of Armenia and Howard... is that close by you? If so let me know and Ill gladly give you his information.

Darlin1 said...

SOOOOO glad it wasn't a clot! Your body is changing and cleaning it's self out.
Take good care of yourself!!!

Drazil said...

How scary - I hope you figure everything out. I'll keep you in my prayers!

Cindylew said...

So glad it wasn't a clot. I'm saying a prayer that it's nothing serious. I'm sure you'll be fine and can't wait to follow your band journey.
Hang in there doll.
Good choice on the gym membership.

Amaris said...

So glad to read that it wasn't a clot! I hope you find out soon what's going on, and that it's nothing serious.

Take care of yourself!

Stephanie said...

Glad to hear it wasn't a clot and keep us updated on what you find out. I just want to make sure you are a.O.K...Have a great week!

1reign said...

@JazzyRayne yes I would like that information I don't live far from there at all.

Thanks everyone for your well wishes.

JazzyRayne said...

His name is Tyler Gilman. The address is 602 S. Audubon Suite A
Tampa Fl. 33609
The number is 813- 877-7602

Let me know how everything goes. :)