Ended up at emergency Friday night. Got home at 2 AM ‘ish.
Today I go back for an “urgent” ultrasound because they didn’t have a technician available at emergency when I was there on Friday.
The emergency physician wanted to put me on blood thinners for a couple days, but due to my chemical and drug sensitivities, we opted not to do that, and instead, I’ve had to take it super easy all weekend, just to make sure.
Today, they are ruling out the possibility of a blood clot due to the breast cancer surgery. We are all hoping they will find nothing to have caused the symptoms I had late Friday.
And, it shows that doctors can be very tired when ending their night shift.
Thank GOD the doctor on staff when I arrived at emergency, who ordered that I needed “no blood work” was going home, and a smart R.N. intervened during the shift change.
The new (fabulous) emergency doctor on duty after the shift change ordered the blood work and an extra test, a “D-dimer” …
My D-dimer test came back elevated (positive) which is not good. IF he had not done that, I would have been sent home with no blood work and a possible blood clot.
I’m positive that it will all come back just fine today, and they will find everything to be normal.
Fingers crossed! Off to the hospital.
P.S. This cancer journey proves to me more than ever, you must be hyper aware, know yourself well, be proactive and go after what you need from the medical system, and watch the staff as they mill about (the doctor leaving shift had his cycling gear and bicycle helmet on already, so it was a red flag to me, his mind was already gone home)
… and also, focus on gratitude!
I have gratitude that the right people took over, and gratitude for the medical system that we have in Canada that is giving me the superb care that I have received to date. Thank you British Columbia and Canada!
Thank you to all of the medical practitioners, physicians, doctors, nurses, care aides, nursing staff, and all the technicians who work tirelessly to make our lives better when unwell.
Go out and give one of them a big hug and a thank you! They need it, deserve it and we have so much to be grateful for. Sometimes, I believe it, they need to hear it more often than they do. I’ll be giving out my positive thoughts at the hospital today.