Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's been a couple of months........

August and September were hot weather wise and I didn't feel the best, what with the heat and allergies, it wore me down.  

On September 29th in the afternoon I felt even worse and had trouble breathing, but just thought it was one of those things.  Next morning (30th) got up had a shower couldn't breath, changed the bed and had to lie down afterward as I was exhausted.  So called dh and he took me to the hospital.

To cut a long story short they diagnosed excessive blood clots on my lungs, or pulmonary embolism  The good news is I didn't have a heart attack or a stroke, for that I feel blessed.  I spent 48 hours in hospital and frightened the living daylights out of everyone, including myself.  Never in a month of Sundays was anyone, including me expecting this.


So here we are nearly three weeks later and it's been a journey where I am taking baby steps in getting better.  There are many stories to be told in this journey both funny and sad.  I am managing to walk a bit further everyday and try and remain as positive as possible, but I am tired.

I will be on Xeralto for the next six months at least.  One thing that is different, is that my legs are clear of blood clots.  No one knows why this happened, which is puzzling.  I have to see a cardiologist and go to a thrombosis clinic, but I wouldn't think I will be seeing anyone until the new year, unless something else happens.  Meanwhile I just go to my family doctor.

I cannot get insurance, so dh and I cannot go to our son's wedding in the Bahamas in January, which is upsetting for all.  

At the end of the day, I am grateful to be alive, as the doctors said I could easily of died if I hadn't received medical attention.  I will share more of my story over the next few days.

26 comments:

Jean said...

Glad to hear you are recuperating! {{{HUGS}}}

slugmama said...

How scary! Strange that there were no clots in your legs too.
I had a similar near death experience 3 years ago due to a negligent family doctor.
The doctor ended up in jail and disbarred.

Thank goodness for modern medicine.
It's a shame you can't attend the wedding, but could your DH still go?

Take it easy, baby steps and feel better. 8-)

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Gill sending my prayers and hugs. Hug B

mamasmercantile said...

That is some story Gill, I am just so glad that you got to the hospital in time and that you are now recovering. Take care of yourself.

William Kendall said...

Fortunate that you are recovering, Gill.

T'Pol said...

Wow! I am so glad you are getting well now. Must have been a very scary experience. I was thinking of you the other day, wondering how come you weren't posting cute grandkid pictures anymore.

Sending you positive vibes and prayers from across the ocean.

barbara woods said...

so glag you went to the DR. hope you get better fast

Karen said...

Get well soon Gill.

Cat Lover said...

Goodness gracious Gill, thankfully you are on the mend. Sending hugs and healing thoughts.

Winifred said...

Crumbs that's scary Gill not even knowing what caused this. Sad about the wedding but as you say you're just glad to be alive.

Take care & God Bless

ML Brinkley said...

Oh, Gill, that is so scary! So glad you are ok. Keep us in the loop!

cheryl soergel said...

Sorry this happened to you, glad you and your dh knew something was wrong and you went to the hospital. Must have given the whole family a scare. Take care. Cheryl

Betsy said...

Oh my goodness! How scary for you all. I'm so glad you're getting good care and are feeling better, slowly but surely. Life does throw us some curve balls doesn't it? Rest, take care of yourself and all else will be sorted out. I'm sorry about your son's wedding, but your health is more important. Lots and lots of pictures will help.
Blessings,
Betsy

Jackie said...

Oh my! I am glad you are on the mend. Taking things slowly, and carefully is the way to go. I am so sorry that you will be unable to attend your son's wedding, but health is of the utmost importance.

God bless.

Maggie said...

Oh Gill, i'm so glad you are ok, how very very scary!
It's funny because the other day I was looking through my blog list and wondered
if you were ok because it seemed ages since I had seen a post from you.

You must be so disappointed not being able to go to your sons wedding but the important thing
is for you to be well again, and i'm sure that's what all your family wish too.

Sending you hugs and hope that you are feeling much better soon.
xx

flowerpower said...

I am so sorry to see that you are having health issues, sending you heartfelt prayers.

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, however my first time commenting. You are so fortunate that you didn't have a heart attack or stroke. I know of someone who thought they just needed more rest and ended up having a heart attack, and passing away while everyone thought she was napping. I'm sorry you can't go to the wedding, you & your husband will be sorely missed, but it could have been so much worse. I'm sure they'll take lots of pics & video, up side you miss all the sunburn & sand rashes. All of us in the blog world are very happy you're still here with us :)!

Evelyn said...

Gill I couldn't believe it when I saw you on facebook in the hospital bed, so glad you are on your way to healing but sad about you missing your sons wedding

Cindy said...

so sorry to hear you have not been well. sending my best wishes your way for a speedy recovery.

maureenlthompson said...

oh my goodness, how horrible for you. Hope you continue to improve daily until you are completely well again. Take it easy and do as the docs say. Will be thinking of you.

Northern Living Allowance said...

How frightening! Thank you for sharing with us, Gill. Very glad that you're feeling better and I sincerely wish that it continues in that vein. You certainly have the right attitude! Thinking of you and sending well wishes from your old stomping grounds xx

angela said...

Oh wow. So very happy your still here.
Very sad about missing the wedding. But I'm sure they would rather have you here for many many years to come
Take care xxx

Patricia said...

Happy to read you are feeling better and hope you continue your road to recovery. So sad you will not be able to go to your son's wedding. Can you Skype it? That's is what we did for my late Husbands funeral, the resort where DD2 and family was staying and the funeral home here in Canada, connected on Skype and they saw the entire service. Just a thought.

Hope you are felling much better soon.


Patricia

Anonymous said...

Glad/Relieved to hear that you're o.k. and so very sorry you're going thru bad times! Chin up, with positive thinking... Get well soon, please.
from Pickles :)

flowerpower said...

I have not been on for a while so i am so sorry to read you have been ill and i am glad that it is all solved and you are not in danger. sending you lots of good wishes for the future.

flowerpower said...

Sorry i just realized i had commented back in October and forgot, this is how my life has been going with the moving and remodeling.