Home Sweet Home

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. No excuses. I’ve been living my life and dealing with the further adventures of my health. I pulled away at first in response to receiving several calls and emails from people asking for medical advice. I wasn’t prepared for that. I’m back now, though, and hope to continue.

Meanwhile, earlier this month.

1217.14: Slept hard despite my body being trained to wake up once every hour for poking and prodding at the hospital the last three days. I have a Pulmonary Embolism, blood clots in my lungs. I’ll be on blood thinners for six months.

It’s nice to be home with the familiar sounds of my daughter singing around the house, Christmas candle smells, no blood pressure cuffs going off at regular intervals, no hospital food, Minecraft with hubby if I feel vertical enough (haven’t yet), and the other comforts of my own clothes and blankets around me.

Started taking antibiotics last night for my arm. Wrapped it in a turmeric poultice overnight which drew out some of the heat. It’s not near as red and the swelling has decreased. I use turmeric on occasion for a number of things and I am always pleased with it’s healing properties. I’ll be at the specialist for bloodwork to check my levels so I’ll have them look at it and go from there.

Walking to the bathroom winds me so I’m trying to have faith the blood thinners are working well enough; they are monitoring me every 2 days for now so that helps to ease our minds. Being home is a joy, but also a little scary as there’s no safety net.

We had a nice Christmas, despite everything, and I’m looking forward to the new year. The LE is still prevalent and making itself known through other issues, but I’m here and I’m not giving up.