Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Back in the hospital

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.

15 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon. A family member bought a Honda Fit a few months ago and he loves it.

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  2. George,
    Know that prayers are being said for your recovery. I'm sorry you've had this set back. STAY POSITIVE and continue to take it easy!!!
    Lacy

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  3. Hang in there George. Try not to do too much and relax while at home. Yes, take walks but build it up slowly. It's a faster recovery by doing things slowly and letting your bod heal. I know it's hard cuz you think cuz you don't feel pain, it's okay to do much more but it causes set backs. Take care.

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  4. George we were sorry to hear you are back in the hospital again but it is the best place for you to be when you're dealing with blod clots. We are praying for you.

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  5. The hospital is the best place for you until the clots dissolve. Thank goodness for the swelling that gave you notice of a problem! This, too, shall pass. That neat new car will wait for you. I do appreciate your keeping us up to date on you! Hopefully now things will only look up.

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  6. Thinking of you, George ...

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  7. Good thing you followed up on that swelling. Kaiser is a very highly rated health plan and they will take good care of you. Rest, rest rest. After my heart surgery it took me a while to recover and I was a young adult at the time and very healthy. Give your body time. Love hearing from you! :)

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  8. Blood clots are not unusual after surgeries. The heparin shots don't hurt either! You are in great care. Keep fighting George and you will be back on the road in no time.

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  9. Hope you heal quickly. I'll keep you in my thoughts. Have lots of rest.

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  10. One day at a time, George. We're all here for you. ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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  11. Sorry to hear, but not surprised given the symptoms. Wishing you're well soon, George. We are praying for your continued good progress.

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  12. So glad you followed up....take things slow andf easy and get lots of rest... we love hearing from you and wish you healing and warm wishes. Take care George

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  13. Sounds like you're getting good care from Kaiser. Hope the prescribed treatment works as expected. Take care.

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  14. I, too, am wondering how you are doing. Do hope you are OK. Too bad both those medicines aren't in pill form! I will be checking often looking for an update on your progress. You know you are in our thoughts.

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