and things are improving. Not as fast as I would like, but at least I can walk a lot more than a few steps before getting out of breath.
That first week when I went grocery shopping with dh I had to use the motorized shopping cart in Wal-Mart, now I can walk the store, albeit slowly with dh. I drove to the garage yesterday to have my oil changed; today I plan to drive to knitting for the first time, which is a fifteen minute drive. That will be the most I have driven in three weeks. One of my issues is that I have been very lightheaded so have not wanted to drive far. That was due to the side effects of the pills amongst other things.
Another issue is that I don't look sick on the outside. It's not like I have broken a leg or anything else you can see, it's all inside my body. When you are talking to me on the phone or even in person, I sound perfectly fine. It's just when I start doing anything that causes my heart to pump harder and me to breath harder that you can see I am not my usual self.
Some days I am tired, other days I have a bit more energy. However I do feel like a fraud, because at my age (52) I should just bounce back; well that's my way of thinking. I am back to doing all the laundry and cooking and cleaning (only the very basics are getting done.) Each day I set myself little goals and it's been a good day if I can get those things done.
I am finding this as hard to get over this mentally as well as physically, as this was something I just wasn't expecting?
I was told that the blood clots in my lungs are like bruises and they gradually fade away like a bruise does. Which I thought was interesting. Also did you know that your heart releases enzymes when in distress and a blood test will show that. That is when they figured out something was going on. My heart was under strain that's all, so no damage there.
At the end of the day, I am grateful to be alive.........so I should stop whining...LOL