So I’ve been thinking lately I have so much going on it’s about time I start writing what’s on my mind. I need to either write or get help hahaha I’m going insane I’ve never had to face so many battles in my life in such a short time. I trout I had it rough when I was little ( Don’t get me wrong I did ) but I’ve been going through so much that some days I just want to craw up into a little ball under the blankets and stay there forever :-/ So I decided to give my blog a little change and start writing here what I’ve been facing in the last months and what I believe is coming from God. but because I’m not sure if it’s coming from God or my mind playing tricks on me and I’m going insane I decided just to write and keep my mouth shut lol I don’t know if I make sense well at least if it happens I’ll have some proof and the next time I’ll speak up idk..
Back in March 19th 2013 I was hosting a party for my husband if you go back on my post you will see that I posted a few pictures of that party. We’ll that day I was feeling a horrible pain on my right calf, but because I was on a #Diet and #exercising 5 times a week I thought it was muscle pain due to too much exercise I was going to the gym almost everyday and somedays I was taking 2 classes back to back of one hour each. So I stayed with that pain for another week. On March 25 2013 I went to the ER because my pain was unbearable I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t lay down, I couldn’t stand everything made my leg hurt I got to the ER to the triage station and they did my stats and made me sit at the waiting area for so long I think I was there for like 4-5 hours they finally called my name I got to go sit in a room and wait some more to be seen by a doctor I waited for another 3-4 hours and nothing. For all this time I was still in pain. By this time I was already in a panic mode and as angry as I could be. So no doctor came to see me. All of a sudden a nurse comes in the room and on her hands she was holding my discharge papers yeah can you believe it??? I know I didn’t I was beyond pissed I was so angry I started panicking and started to raise my voice and say to her how can you discharge me with out me even being seen by a doctor and she says to me
you’re a young lady you have a pinched nerve on your back and that’s where your pain is coming from
Then I said to her and you got that information from taking my temperature, my blood pressure, and my heart rate? And she said no you told the front desk you have pain on you back I told her No I don’t have pain on my back and I demented her to get me an ultrasound of my legs and she started to give me an attitude and I started to get even more angry and my husband had to come me down. At this point I had already read Google front and back and I knew exactly what I had I was just afraid to face it. But I really wanted to get that ultrasound just to hear the negative news. So I told her. Ma’am I have a DVT ( Deep Vein Thrombosis and she started to ask me ” What made me think I had a #DVT ” I was ready to jump on this lady’s neck and snap it. LOL my poor husband trying to keep things under control I think he told her I read on it not even sure. I told her my pain is from my knees below nothing to do with my back, plus you didn’t even evaluate me or even touch me, heck you didn’t even come into my room before and you already come in here with discharge papers??? She finally started to listen and got me someone to do an ultrasound and when they did the ultrasound there it was A BLOOD CLOT BEHIND MY RIGHT KNEE I had No Redness and my leg was Never swollen. the tech lady that was doing the ultrasound the other nurses the doctor that came in to see me after the ultrasound all started to say
WOW YOU DIAGNOSED YOUR SELF
I wanted to be like No Sh*%, but I have some class and I said yes I did. After that point I NEVER again saw that nurse. Never caught her name. Was immediately put on an IV got blood drawn got a shot of lovenox on my belly 10mg of Coumadin pain meds and admitted to the hospital. I was so scared.
I mean all that you read about it online and how bad it can be especially if it causes a PE Pulmonary Embolism
So I was hospitalized for 3 days and they had to get my INR level to a 2.5 in order to send me home my INR was still a 1.3 but I looked ok I wasn’t swollen, I had no fever, I must be ok to go home right? so I tell the doctor my chest hurts she says because you have anxiety that’s why I said ok you are THE DOCTOR. So I go home. Go see my PCP next day for an INR check get there tell my doctor my chest hurts but the doctor said must be because of the anxiety.. My doctor sends me straight back to the hospital and tells me I should have never left with out getting a cat scan of my chest I asked her why and she said because if you have a DVT most likely you have a PE and that’s why the chest pain and with a PE you can die in less than a minute. That didn’t freak me out at all :-@ imagine I rush to the hospital to get a CT she said if it’s positive I have to re admit you. She calls me and tells me over the phone that it’s positive I started to cry and freak out I called my husband, I called my sister in Florida because I didn’t want to call my mother and freak her out but I was crying so much my sister started to cry my mother found out and freaked out everyone thought I was going to die. I was Alone my husband was rushing over to the hospital. It was he worst 20 minutes of my life thinking I was going to die alone with out anyone next to me. The nurse started to register me again to re admit me to the hospital when I got to the room the doctor says to me Why did your doctor send you back here you’re basically waisting a bed because the treatment is the same and you can do it at home. I was so upset with this hospital, the staff, the doctors, the way I was treated I called my PCP’s office
Immediately and told them everything. They must of called the hospital became I ended up staying there for another 8 days and they turned out to be much nicer after that.
I later found out that after my husband ran out of the house to meet me at the hospital. My kids got on their knees and prayed to God and asked God to save my life. Now we all know that there is massive power in a child’s prayers. I’m forever thankful to God for saving me and giving me a second chance. He once again proved how much He Loves me.
There is so much more to the story after I got out of the hospital but I will leave that for my next post ” Recovering from a DVT and. PE ” thank you for staying and reading till the end. God Bless
Psalm 103:1 “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.”