I had to go in the hospital a couple weeks ago and PM'ed a couple close friends with that info. I didn't feel the need for it to be public knowledge. I've been in before. But the trip to urgent/Emergency care and subsequent admission for overnight observation on a blood thinner spawned giant leg injury hematoma turned into a ten day stay, including putting a damper on my birthday this past Labor Day.
I finally got out Friday after they stabilized my leg with a nifty little wound/vac machine that allows a larger opening to heal more quickly and efficiently, like throwing on of those vacuum gizmos that vac pac steaks and salmon fillets for freezer storage for freshness, but instead on your leg. I was home for the weekend and then found myself with difficulty breathing Sunday night. We called the home health nurse service who was going to be visiting three times a week to tend to things to see if some oxygen could be brought to the house and they said no, we'll send an ambulance...you come see us again.
After X- ray and CT scanning it was discovered that I have some blood clots in my lungs. That bummed me out as you might expect. I had always heard that was pretty bad, that usually you find out about that condition with a harp in your hand or maybe a shovel for brimstone. But I've been told once my regimen of blood thinner kicks back in, having been suspended in trying to clot the wound, that hopefully the clots will dissolve and my posting career here can continue unabated. Despite whatever outcome please let it be known that posting and interacting with my fellow Ex Islers has been a joy and a useful part of my life. Ok, carry on now, all of you.
Edited by yadda yadda, 12 September 2017 - 01:00 PM.