Colleen
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
 
 
 
 
Colleen
15 May 2010 @ 11:16 am
Day 09 → A photo you tookCute for some of the cutest stuff ever )
 
 
Current Mood: melancholy
 
 
Colleen
01 May 2010 @ 04:36 pm
 
Man I'm so tired right now it's not even funny. 4 hour or so of sleep and I apparently don't get along it would seem. Trying to stay up for at least a couple more hours because my sleep schedule's gotten all fucked up again.

What else...

My youngest sister has been in the hospital since about noon Tuesday, doctor's still aren't sure what's going on there but currently they're pretty sure it's rheumatic fever or something combined with like four other things. Poor baby. They're having a heck of a time keeping her temperature below 102 degrees right now, she's apparently requiring entirely too much medication for it to work properly. I wonder if maybe it's a genetic thing since I require a ton of meds too. Take that step-dad who wrote it off as me requiring more for body mass!

Other than that um... Got accepted at [livejournal.com profile] witchesreign. It's a little weird playing Original Universe Rinoa again, but so far I'm enjoying myself. We're ignoring the fact that the game only started this morning.

[livejournal.com profile] sanqtified is coming along nicely. Except... two weeks later and I still haven't done the settings page and I know damned well if I don't do it, it won't get done. Also our first batch of reserves expire at midnight tonight and I haven't even started my app. Which is pretty sad that the "main" mod (so to speak) for the damned game hasn't apped yet.

Also? That two dollars for a year small bundle for normal accounts? Is pretty amazing when you can resize it to lasting a smaller time with more icons. $2 to bump an account up to 30 icons. I can dig it, yes I can.

Also need to work on my app for [livejournal.com profile] asleeptodream since it's due... Thursday I think? Their app isn't too stressful though, so I'll just switch things over from Sanq Duo's app to fill it out.

Oh! I'm also working on an OC, possibly for Sanq though she could probably be for anywhere since she's just a high schooler currently.

I've only bothered to color two of them so far, but I've got a full set of black and white bases put up on photobucket. Do you think they're decent enough to post in an icon comm? I've debated with the idea since I made them and wanted an opinion.

I guess that's it for now. Until I think of something else.

I'm almost ashamed to admit what I'm actually watching this season: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru, B Gata H Kei, and Hakuouki. Okay not ashamed of Hakuouki, but B Gata H Kei? I'm really liking Uraboku though, it's looking to be fluffy boys love but I like the art and the characters are pretty awesome too. Touko is especially cool!

Oh! I've also decided that Makoto from the new Street Fighter was pretty cool. I'm holding of on the urge to derp around on [livejournal.com profile] dear_mun with her right now.