Thursday, 18 December 2008

It’s not just a case of taking the pills

I went along to the Anti coag clinic for the first time this morning and I got a bit of a shock. I’m under the impression my clots have cleared and the rat poison is just a precaution to make sure no others form. Not so the nurse tells me it takes three to four months for a clot to clear and my other health conditions can cause clots to form. So you need to take great care. Was I wearing the special stockings? Well no I thought they were just for use in the hospital. I got measured for a special pair of tights to wear for a least 23hrs per day. Given a long list of things to look out for and advised if in doubt call the clinic or an ambulance and as for getting back to normal that is a long way off. On the plus side though, no hoovering, this action can apparently cause the clots to move which might cause a stroke or heart attack. Every cloud has a silver lining. Looks like we may be looking for a cleaner in the New Year.
Despite this being a very busy clinic I wondered why the nurses knew the patients by first name, well it’s because they see a lot of us over the first few weeks.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bin there done that-hence the question about reduced parking or do you go on the bus?(even worse when working full time!) Know a local honest cleaner Bob if it helps.
The upshot-I never felt so well as when I was taking the rat poison(besides the 12inch wound in the side) so hope you do too Merry wotsit to you both.

Bob the Black Country Brummie said...

Yes we buy the 10 quids worth of tokens which we think as saved us about 150 quid since I became their best customer. I feel crap on the pills but I suspect this is becasue a lot of other stuff is going on. Pass on the cleaner details when you get a chance.

margaret macklin said...

Will do(cleaner)Think takes some time for blood to be right and therefore feeling better.Hope all the other stuff goes away in the New year.-margaret macklin