We Have A Clot To Talk About...
Man, what a day. As you may or may not know I've been rocking a swollen right leg for a few weeks now. Kept thinking it would go away. It didn't. I went to the Doc on Friday and they said they were 90% sure I was fine. BUT they wanted to make sure I didn't have a blood clot in my leg. Well, they were 90% wrong, but 10% right in making me get the test, because it turns out I indeed DO have a blood clot in my right calf.
So after I got a scan of my leg today it was home to get Wifey (who thankfully was off work today due to Columbus sort of, almost discovering America) and headed down to Mercy Hospital to sit for 3+ hours in the waiting room to get admitted (so I thought). After I FINALLY got in, the Docs looked over my pics, talked to my Doc and decided that I can take care of all this on an Out Patient basis.
So now I get to pretend I'm a junkie for a few days and inject myself with some medicine in my stomach. I figure I'll just put on some Spiritualized or some Spacmen 3 and chillax as blood thinners course through my body. Oddly in talking to the Docs, it looks like I'll be fine to keep riding. I do need to find out if Lovenox is a banned substance though. If it is, I'll stick to road riding so I can feel all Euro Road Dog Cool throwing syringes away before my ride. I'm kidding. Eesh. The worst news I got today was finding out I've gained about 10 pounds. Eeeesh. I didn't take the blood clot news as bad. Maybe I'll be lucky and the 10 pounds is ALL in my right leg! HA! Yeah, right!
Glad to be home and NOT in a hospital bed tonight. Off work tomorrow to get the rest of the Doc appointments taken care of then back on Wednesday for week of deadline madness.
EDIT: Interesting Read!! And THIS! And THIS ONE. Sorry, but these make me realize that EVEN a fit person can be at risk.