Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hospital Visit

Ok, well I haven't written in a while because I like to post pictures but we lost the cord to get the pictures from the camera to the computer, so no pics this time. I did want to write about my hospital visit though so I don't have to type the same thing a bunch of times for everyone to know what happened. So, here it goes.

For my birthday this year, my wonderful husband got me exactly what I wanted, a gym membership! I was so excited and was going 6 days a week and working out for an hour each time. It was going great. I went to all different group fitness classes (yoga, spinners, dance, etc) well, I had been doing this for a month and one day I went in but was 1/2 hr late for the class so I decided to work out myself. I stretched and got on a treadmill. I walked the first mile and then started running the second mile. Well about 2 min into the run my entire left side from my hip down just cramped up and wouldn't move. I was able to stretch it out enough to make it home. For the next couple of days it was going back and forth from hurting really bad to being tolerable. So I thought it was just sore muscles. Well, after mentioning what was happening to my mom she thought I might have a pinched nerve so I went to a chiropractor.

It was a Tues. that I went and he thought I had a bruised muscle in my back witch was putting pressure on my nerves and causing my muscles to spasm. He also re-aligned my hips and sent me home to rest the muscles and do some stretches. So now it is Wed. and my left leg is hurting really bad. I can hardly put any pressure on it, by the end of the night it was so swollen that I went to the emergency room. After and ultrasound they found clotting from the top of my thigh down to my knee! I'm 22! Who gets blood clots at 22?!?!?!?

Of course I was admitted to the hospital where I had a heart monitor on in case a piece of the clot broke off and went to my heart/lungs. My blood was drawn every morning. I had an IV in my right arm, but it was not connected to anything, just there to bother me I guess.... Had my vitals taken every few hours, and so on. No privacy! I'll just say that much when it comes to hospital stays, at least I had my own room though. That's good.

I had to stay there so long because my blood didn't want to thin! The doc said I needed to drink a few more margaritas because my liver was to healthy!! I told him I have never had alcohol and he said that was probably why it is so healthy. So, the normal person is only on 2-8mg of Cumadin(blood thinner) and I am on 12.5mg!!! But I'm sure 90% of people that come in have had a drink before! Thanks Word of Wisdom!! Do you think I should talk to my Bishop about starting to drink for medical purposes?!?!?!

Anyway, after 8 long days I am home again. I can't pick my kids up for 2 weeks! Thankfully I have lots of help (my mom and siblings came from Ohio to help) I can never take birth control again (that's what they think caused the clotting) I have to go have my blood taken a few times a week for the next 6-9 months and I will have to be monitored the rest of my life. But at least we caught it and I am recovering! Thanks for the prayers!!


Carly Carlson said...

wow sarah that is so crazy! at least they caught it before it caused any major damage! you guys are in our prayers :)

Mubeen said...

So glad you are well! Please don't hesitate to call for anything!!!

Mallory said...

Yeah, I think you should talk to your bishop about that! lol! I'm glad you are back home. I hope things keep getting better. Did you get my facebook message? I know it is probably awkward, but if you want to, you can email me about it (thisismallory at yahoo dot com). We love you!

Ryan, Sheena, and Riley said...

I am soooo glad that you are ok! How scary!!

Melody said...

Holy cow! That's crazy! I'm glad everything is ok!

Anonymous said...

I"m so glad that all is getting better. You have been in our prayers.