Wednesday, February 27, 2008
So I hate to write again about all the medical maladies in my life, but here we go again! My leg has started hurting again, and has been doing so for the past week and a half. The concerning part is that the leg is hurting in the exact same spot as the location of the blood clot. I have complained to my MD multiple times of my leg hurting and he sent me for repeat dopplers (Ultrasound to the veins in the leg). Well that whole thing was a fiasco and making a long story short, they weren't sure if they saw a new clot or not. So my MD tells me to keep taking the coumadin as scheduled and things will be fine. Well the leg pain continues to get worse and I call and let him know that the pain is worse. Let me preface this by saying that I do have an awesome MD and I am so grateful for all the help he has given me thus far. So, he decides to send me to a Vascular MD (a vein MD). I go this morning and the vascular MD tells me he wants to do repeat dopplers, so we do. They find the clot is larger than thought and say they can't tell if it's new or old. So, he wants to do surgery to try and "blast" the clot. We were initially going to do the surgery tomorrow, however, my blood was too thin and so we scheduled for Tuesday. I am a little nervous for the procedure, but if it's going to help things out, then I am willing. The MD says they will make a small incision and thread a "catheter" into my vein and drip medication that will hopefully dissolve the clot. Sooo....wish us luck and pray for us!