17 February 2012 @ 04:02 am
Three and a half weeks ago I took a fall and hurt my leg... again. It's an old injury, though one that hadn't flared up this bad in a long time. Three weeks ago I almost passed out crutching to the bathroom because suddenly I couldn't breath no matter how hard or fast I tried.

Three weeks ago (as of Thursday/yesterday) I found out that thanks to my leg injury I'd managed to develop Deep Vein Thrombosis otherwise known as blood clots in my bad leg. This was found out because three and a half weeks ago when I fell, it dislodged one of those blood clots. Said blood clot was very large and ended up blocking over 95% of the blood flow to my lungs (A pulmonary embolism).

Thankfully it was caught in time (obviously since I'm still alive); however, it was rather too close for comfort. I spent about a week and a half in the hospital. I've not even been home two weeks yet. I just... haven't felt like talking about this incident in detail until now.

The incident put some hefty strain on my heart and did a number to my lungs as well. Not to mention I've got this nasty cough because of it now and they say I'll probably have it for a couple months at least. And to add insult to injury? I still can't walk. It'll be a month come Monday and I still can't bear to put any weight on my bad leg. So I'm largely bed bound at the moment because crutching is hard on my good leg and not exactly wonderful for my currently fairly wimpy lungs.

Which makes me pretty grumpy, no lie. I can't get food or well... anything for myself. I have to have a family member help. Just crutching to the bathroom or the front room is seriously hard and it leaves me panting and out of breath. Which is sad since the bathroom is now directly across from my room. It had been on the far side of the house, but with what's happened my kid brother gave up his room so I could be able to have at least the dignity of getting to the bathroom unaided.

I just thought I should come clean, update about what's going on, and reassure people that I'm not dead. Even though I came way too close - which was a huge wakeup call, but I'll leave that post for another day.

So uh... hi? Did I miss much?

Edit: Oh yeah! Apparently I already owe the hospital over 39k. Isn't that swell? :D