Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I have a DVT

A little off topic, but not really as I will have more time to knit. I have had severe leg pain for the last few days and today the ultrasound discovered I have a blood clot, also known as deep vein thrombosis. Considering my only risk factor is the pill, this is very unexpected.

I have to have daily injections for a few days, followed by regular blood tests. I also have medication to take and my doctor wants me to see a hematologist, because considering my age and lack of risk factors, they feel a specialist is warranted.

This is very scary. I have to keep an eye out for chest pain or shortness of breath in case the clot travels to my lungs. I've been crying most of this morning, but think I have now reached a level of acceptance.

If nothing else, I plan to knit. Lots.

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