Thru the use of ultrasound testing, Kaiser Hospital determined that the swelling of my left arm and hand was caused by two small blood clots in the area of my neck. These blood clots likely began during the placement of my pacemaker.
I am now in Kaiser Hospital receiving blood thinners in order to dissolve the two blood clots. My doctor advises that I will likely be released from the hospital later this afternoon.
When I go home, I'll bring with me Warfarin, medication which is a blood thinner in pill form. I'll also bring home liquid Heparin, a medication that prevents clotting. I will be injecting Heparin into my abdomen fat. I'll be using these two medications for several weeks, until the blood clots have been absorbed by my body.