Ditched the crutches!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Well, things are improving. I am able to ditch the crutches now and my foot is 70% healed. Podiatrist said give it another month and it should be completely healed. Unfortunately, because I've been walking on my heel for the last month, my toes won't touch the floor now. The muscles have tightened up in my foot. Hopefully, after a few days of trying to walk normal, this too will pass. If not, on to physical therapy.
Also, got results of lab tests, and it has been determined that I have a genetic blood clotting disorder. So I am on blood thinner for the rest of my life. I am still a little intimidated by what I can and cannot eat, and what meds and supplements I can and cannot take with the med, but I'll get more comfortable with it as time goes on.
My parents, siblings and sons must now get tested to see if any of them have this disorder. Obviously, one of my parents carry it and we need to find out which one.
I have been trying to stay optimistic through all this. After all, I have been blessed that the clots did not travel and that I am here today to write this blog. With this diagnosis, hopefully I will never have a problem with clots again. Also, with this information beloved family members are now aware of a potential problem and can get treated if necessary.
Wishing all my SP friends a safe and healthy day!