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I went to CT scan. Very nice tech there. Then I went home. Within a half hour I got a call from urgent to come there immediately, as I have a blood clot. Portal vein thrombosis. I was there for a couple of hours while they rechecked everything with yet another blood test.
Sooooo, I got to inject myself in the stomach, which I will have to do for awhile, then change to pills later. The shots are to thin my blood. The doctor explained every single thing that was going on, and would go on. This may be my biggest challenge yet, but by God...I'm not done yet. The havarti for the cirrhosis has to wait, yet again.
The clot has to do with the huge stomach bloat. After the second time my doctor fluffed it off, I got serious. The third visit I told him I was not leaving the building until he took my growing stomach seriously.....he examined it very closely, and immediately scheduled the CT scan.
This could get worse before it gets better...if it gets better. I feel sure I am in good hands between my doctor and the urgent care doctor who told me she was available to me at any time, for anything.
They were going to show me how to give myself the shots, but I asked to be coached instead. I told her if I couldn't do it there I wouldn't be able to do the two shots a day at home, so I did it. Hooray for me, I wasn't positive I could.
My next follow up will be on Wednesday with my regular doctor who was off today, but when the lab called him, he told them to get me in right now, into urgent care. So he, of course, knows everything, and they followed his instructions today.
Well that's the saga of my day. whew! I left there and took myself right to Burger King for a hamburger and fries....something I haven't done since the anxiety started.
I am posting this because so many people asked me to keep them up on what is going on. Some of you are close friends by now, and others are new friends. I hope you all understand why I didn't want to write all this again. It would have worn my skinny butt out. I need a nap now. Love to all, Cia
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