Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Sunny, Warm, February (?) Day

As I type, every window, that isn't insulated with plastic wrap, and door is open in our cottage. The dogs are free to go on the porch or come in as they please and that's my kind of a day! But didn't we just have snow four days ago? And why am I wearing a tank top with a scarf in February? Sheesh.

So, you're probably waiting for me to give a health update... enough about the weather, eh?

Last night, right after I took ALL of my medicines and vitamins that I take in the evening, and had prepped for bed, I started to feel some chest pains on my left side. In the beginning they came and went with my deep breaths, but then they stayed. I called my doctor's office and spoke to the doctor on call and she recommended that, given my condition, we head straight to the ER. You can imagine how thrilled we were to go through this again.

We went and they ran an EKG, some blood tests, and did a CT scan of my chest. They did the CT scan to rule out the possibility that another blood clot was causing my chest pain. Fortunately, nothing was found and so at 3:30 AM we finally headed home! And my INR went up to 1.3. Chugging along...

Today I still went to my appointment and my doctor checked my INR again. Now it's at a 1.5... we're eeking slowly toward the 2-3 point goal. He upped my coumadin dose to 12 mg each day, compared to 10 mg. I'll go back to him on Tuesday for another visit and during that time we'll discuss going back to work. I also have my appointment with Dr. Marrufo (neurologist) on Monday at 5 PM, so after both of those appointments we'll know more. I, at least, won't be back at school until Wednesday.

I'm still very grateful to the faculty at school for their support! They've been incredible.

Back to the weather.... when Jim got home from yet another make-up test we went on a short walk outside and in the woods. It was really nice to get out of the house on this gorgeous day. While still very present, I might even venture to say that my headache eased up a bit today. But perhaps that's my positive, sunny day thinking :)

But I'm wiped from the busy night and day. It's time for a nap.

P.S. Scroll down to see the cute llama font message I got earlier today!

1 comment:

  1. Thinking of you and hoping & praying your head feels better soon :)