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One (somewhat painful) step back

Yesterday, Tuesday, October 4, I was at University Hospital for my regular nephrology clinic appointment. I mentioned to the doctor that I had been having some pain in my right leg for the last few weeks. I had put it down to excessive enthusiasm for walking following my surgery, which had also caused plantar fasciitis (now more or less resolved). Since it wasn’t subsiding, I wondered if it might be something else, like a blood clot. Well, in short order I was sent off to the Radiology department to have an ultrasound done.

The ultrasound technician was very thorough, working from the top of my leg to the bottom. She told me she spotted “something.” As a result, even though I had walked to radiology, I was now told I had to be taken back to nephrology in a wheelchair.

onestepback

The upshot of all this: Yes, I have a blood clot. I will now be on daily injections of Fragmin ( a blood thinner) for the next three weeks and I will also be referred to the Thrombosis clinic for followup.

While I would have preferred to have learned that it was just a sore calf muscle, I am glad that the true cause of the pain was discovered and is now being treated. Even better, the doctor said I could continue to walk…so I walked home from the hospital, about 30 minutes.

In other matters, the clinic appointment was uneventful. I continue to make progress toward healing. Thank you for your continued support, good wishes and prayers.

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