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Injury Update (This one's for you Dani!)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Last thursday I had a vascular doppler (ultrasound) on my leg to check on the progress of dissolving my blood clot. While the technician couldn't tell me what she saw, she did tell me that she didn't see anything "alarming." I didn't really know what to make of that. Either 1) she knew that I had a blood clot already, and was simply not seeing anything beyond that or 2) the blood clot was dissolved. I was really hoping for #2, but didn't want to say anything until I got the official Dr.'s reading of the results, which I got this morning.

It was a clear scan!!!! That was what I have been hoping for, and makes me very happy, and is a huge weight off of me.

But that also means that I can now schedule my knee surgery, which scares me more than just a little. But I know it is the only way I am going to be able to do what I want. Right now I am waiting on my Ortho's office to get back with me on scheduling the surgery.

As far as exercising is going, I have upped my schedule to swimming 1500-2000 meters / 4 times per week, and riding the stationary bike 30 min/3 times per week. I'm still not doing a very good job at tracking my calories, etc. but am trying.

Thanks all the support!
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  • TIGGER622
    Wow girl!!! Keep up the good work, sooooooo glad those scans came back clear! No one wants surgery, but at least it's moving forward! Thanks for the update :) I'm borrowing your mojo and getting a great workout today! :)
    1879 days ago
    That is emoticon news! I am sooooooooo HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

    1886 days ago
    FYI - once you have a DVT it is never really "gone" the damage to the vein is there and will continue to always be an opportunity for another one to form. This means, move when you travel, stop frequently / walk around. You will have to be aware of any hormones you may take as when your hormones change it increases your DVT risk. and you will FOREVER need to disclose this to every doctor. Make sure you wear leg compresses after your knee surgery, (Knee and pelvic surgeries are the #1 cause of DVT's) Also, get and keep your weight down. (antoher huge DVT factor)

    Good luck. emoticon

    PS - Mine has been "gone" for 6 years and I can still feel it ache at times. It doesn't really bother me except I know what it is and I can still feel it sometimes... You may experience this too, but it has never caused me any more problems.
    1886 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/21/2013 2:32:10 PM
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